On January 31st, we had the pleasure of attending the Phoenix Firm Crawl, which was organized by the IIDA Southwest Chapter. We began the day at 8:00 a.m. in Tempe where we all took the light rail together to get to Gensler, the first firm we met with at 9. After Gensler, we visited Smithgroup JJR and then took a lunch break at the delicious Corner Bakery Cafe. Our final stop was at Orcutt Winslow at 1 p.m. At each firm we met the designers, received a tour of the office, and had a chance to ask questions.
The firm crawl was very informative and also was a terrific networking opportunity for students who are looking for internships or other employment opportunities this summer. Check out photos below! All photos are courtesy of James Bailey.
The first photo of the day! This was taken right after we visited Gensler.
Heading back to the light rail!
After visiting Smithgroup JJR, we stopped at Corner Bakery Cafe for lunch. Yummm!
All smiles 🙂
Listening to a designer at Orcutt Winslow
Ending the tour of Orcutt Winslow in the firm’s fabulous elevator lobby. Within the walls, the designers hand-placed thousands of little plastic O’s and W’s for a personalized design statement.
The group at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who attended, the firms that participated, as well as Danielle Hensley, the IIDA Southwest VP of Student Affairs who organized the event!