RB+B recognizes that the most creative and important asset we have is 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 Shannon:
What has been your proudest moment/accomplishment at RB+B?
Seeing the excitement from the staff, students and communities this past fall when our recent schools opened. It really brought the project full circle for me from those beginning visioning sessions all the way through completion.
Describe a funny moment during a project.
A few of us were on an interview team up in Granby and stayed at a very interesting hotel. I experienced a failed attempt to dry my hair after plugging my dryer in every outlet around my room shorting them all out. Come to find out the next morning, poor Seth almost froze because I ended up shorting out his heater next door in the process as well. Who was the electrical engineer?!
Why do you enjoy working at RB+B?
Quite simply – the people and the projects! Everyone brings so much talent and skill to every project. We have a really fun group of people here and getting to work on such meaningful projects for our communities is pretty special!
Tell us about a goal you have for the next five years.
Becoming an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) is a big goal on my list. A personal goal is to take a family trip to the Galapagos Islands and an African Safari trip with Joey.
What do you like to do outside of work hours?
Experiences both near and far! Whether it’s a family trip escaping to the mountains for a day or weekend, bear camp in Alaska or destination vacations, we are a family always up for new adventures. I’m addicted to a good barre or TRX workout and have a newfound obsession of organizing the house.
What drew you to RB+B? Why have you stayed?
I was set on moving back to Colorado when I discovered RB+B. Its location in Fort Collins, the firm size and focus on commercial projects seemed like a great fit for me. Since working here, I’ve developed an unwavering passion for school design and love working with the incredible talented individuals who all feel like my second family.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I have an extremely useless gift for being able to recognize actors from random one-off movies or when they were childhood stars.
If you could share a piece of advice with your 20-year old self/30-year old self, what would it be?
Accept that life will undoubtedly throw a wrench in the gears and what might seem like a failure can end up resulting as a great success for your future self.