All of us here at the office took time last Friday afternoon to celebrate with ice cream/cake, candles/fire-extinguisher the 40th birthday of long-time staff member Brett Beckemeyer. But we could just as well have been observing his 15-plus years with the firm. And his is far from the only tenure to exceed that mark: fully 35% of our 21 staff members have been with the firm for 15 or more years; 50% for more than 8 years. In fact, one out of every four Fox Architects staff have been with the company for over 25 years. Why? Because Fox has the enviable reputation of maintaining a work environment that is supportive, collaborative, instructive, and enjoyable. Distinct among our peer firms, the convivial atmosphere of the Fox Architects studio environment promotes a collegiality of purpose, and results in design solutions derived from all the perspectives, skills, and talents of all of us. We’re here because we’re good; we stay because the firm is.