RB+B recognizes that the most creative and important assets we have are our staff; each year our co-workers commit to the firm creates an occasion to be celebrated! But at five-year milestones, we take a little extra time to check in with our talented team members to celebrate their major accomplishments, and get their take on what’s important moving into the future.
Five Minutes with Rebecca
What has been your proudest moment/accomplishment at RB+B?
Over 20 years, there have been many proud moments: great award-winning projects, happy and successful clients, and career advancement. But if I were to pick one, it would be the grand opening of the Boulder J. I was deeply involved and invested in the Boulder Jewish Community Center project from the first interview in early 2011 through years of design, negotiation with the City, redesign, more negotiation, value engineering, construction and finally opening 5 ½ years later in September 2016. And, it extends beyond that night. I’m still proud every time I open their newsletter and see photos of members using the facility, or attend a reception in the beautiful Levin Hall, or when I visit and see gleeful children, parents and teachers in the ECC.
Describe a funny moment during a project.
During construction at Red Truck Beer Company in Fort Collins, they had the Baja racing truck on site and Laird, the GM, gave Ben and me a ride around the block even though it’s not “street legal”. It was crazy-loud at over 800BHP. But we had our hard hats and safety vests on, so no worries!
Why do you enjoy working at RB+B?
I love the people. I’m happy to be making a difference in the lives of our employees as well as our clients.
Tell us about a goal you have for the next five years.
As one of the leaders of our firm, my goal is always to provide excellent service to our clients and support the talents and personal growth of our staff.
What do you like to do outside of work hours?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, whether that’s traveling to new places or enjoying the beauty in our own state through outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and snowboarding, or just enjoying good food and good company.
What drew you to RB+B? Why have you stayed?
RB+B is known for our exceptional school and civic work. I liked the idea of designing substantial buildings that have an impact on their neighborhood and community while also serving the public.
Do you have a hidden talent or passion?
I don’t think I hide it very well, but I really love mountain biking.
If you could share a piece of advice with your 20-year old self/30-year old self, what would it be?
Appreciate all the experiences you will have, especially in terms of the opportunity to travel and see different cultures, landscapes, buildings, and meet people.