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Cringeworthy Business Expense

November 6th, 2013 at 03:19 pm

I entered one of my buildings today in the local AIA chapter's award competition. It irritated me to do it (costs $100 to enter), but I haven't submitted for an award in years, so all of my awards are sort of old... This is no guarantee, of course, that I'll win. But it would be good for marketing. The $100 is not mine personally, but a business expense. (I'm still a little irritated about it, but D convinced me to do it, and he's probably right).

I'm entering one of my fire stations in the renovation/adaptive re-use category. I'm proud of that project because it was really difficult (the original building was made of a very brittle clay tile called pen-tile so I had to work with existing openings - otherwise the tile just shatters). I also had a ridiculously low budget. And I think it looks pretty cool! (The first thing I need to do is to get D to take photos of it - the only ones I have, I took, and they're not great photos!)

So... wish me luck!!



2 Responses to “Cringeworthy Business Expense”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Good luck! I hope you do win.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    interesting facade! have they put up a sign that it is a fire station, and is the landscaping matured. Those will make the photos alot different.

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