Last month we had a really great time when our children visited for the day. We certainly lined up a couple of great helpers in Ocean and Wild Dawson! Our daily activities focused on allowing our kids to experience working in architecture for a good part of the day. They designed their own building and created cardboard models. Ocean Dawson exceeded all expectations, as he did an excellent job creating floorplans of his design.

Wild Dawson gave us a class on how to explore sparkles and glam to a great new level. At the end of the day, we gave them a final exercise intended to create awareness of building safety. Ocean and Wild had a great time identifying the means of egress, sprinklers, fire extinguishers and emergency action plan of our office. We called the day a great success, as we shared a delicious barbecue lunch in our main conference room (this is Kansas City, after all). Our young architecture helpers had a positive experience. Who knows, they may even be back next year!



Have you looked at your building safety features lately? Do you know where your emergency exits are? In the event of a fire, do you have an emergency action plan for your workplace? What about for your loved ones at home? If the answer is “no,” I would like to invite you to look around you and find the answers to those questions. During Bring-your-Children-to-Work day, the building safety exercise for our kids was so successful, we decided to create one for the rest of us. We realized something important shifted for all when our kids identified emergency exits, fire extinguishers, exit signs and sprinkler heads. Our awareness of life safety in our own building became more tangible, even for us who do egress and code reviews for a living. Knowing this information can be lifesaving. For us at Archifootprint, being a sustainable company also means considering building and life safety the most important practice in sustainability. We invite you to do the same.


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