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Op Ed: Esther Sperber: If My Firm Survives, We Will Pay It Forward

  • 1.  Op Ed: Esther Sperber: If My Firm Survives, We Will Pay It Forward

    Posted 04-20-2020 05:45 PM

    I thought you may be interested in my Op Ed published today in Architect Magazine suggesting that if we get the Payroll Protection Program small business loan (we have not yet) we pledge to pay it forward by using a significant portion of our time to do good. I hope others, and not only architects, join me in this pledge.

    Stay safe and well,

    Esther

     

    Studio ST Architects
    www.studio-st.com
    o 212 643 2600
    m 917 825 7419

     



  • 2.  RE: Op Ed: Esther Sperber: If My Firm Survives, We Will Pay It Forward

    Posted 04-21-2020 08:15 PM

    Admirable but no. We give back in enormous ways to begin with. We are a very generous industry but in this time of unpresented crisis, we must shore up, build and influence so we can hold a leadership role. You cannot give from an empty platter. The world depends on leaders and architects lead the way.

    Antonio Amadeo, AIA






  • 3.  RE: Op Ed: Esther Sperber: If My Firm Survives, We Will Pay It Forward

    Posted 04-22-2020 06:26 PM
    Absolutely!  With low workload it's a great time to keep up payroll and help out at the same time.

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    Fred Bamesberger AIA
    Bamesberger Architecture
    Valparaiso IN
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  • 4.  RE: Op Ed: Esther Sperber: If My Firm Survives, We Will Pay It Forward

    Posted 04-23-2020 05:37 PM
    I am right there with you. Given a lack of billable work, we will be improving skills and helping those who can't afford architectural services normally.

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    Lisa Selligman AIA
    Red Dot Studio, Inc.
    Saint Louis MO
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