The office retreat is a major milestone in the rhythm of our year, a chance to get to know each other better so we work for effectively as a unified team and a time to reaffirm the values. An underlying principle with the retreat is to develop leadership skills and the retreat team leaders were selected recognising their potential to develop skills and contribute to the growth of the firm.
This year, Art + Architecture was the theme. We focused on the inspirational aspect of our purpose to reinforce the fact that ‘art’ is not only fundamental to the environments we create but also intrinsic to the process of design and the way we communicate with our clients, the community and authorities. Robin Boyd referred to architecture as “a social art, art tied to the people and life that engages with the way people live”.