DEAR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY,

I want to thank all of you for all the work, love, and support that you have given Perez over the years. We are well into 2022, and the COVID years have certainly been like no other time I can remember. 2022 is our 82nd year in business, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Due to COVID, we have continued to postpone company parties and gatherings, but are starting to meet and work at the office more often, starting to attend industry events, and meet face to face with clients. That said, many of us are still wearing masks, and keeping social distance, when we do meet with others. We continue to support organizations such as the New Orleans African American Museum, Jericho Road Housing Initiative, Old Algiers Main Street, Newcorp, GNOHA, and Tulane School of Architecture.  We are extremely grateful and honored to be closing out construction on some exciting recent projects, that you’ll see soon on our website, including an office building at the airport in Portland, Oregon; a Horse Paddock in San Antonio, TX; resiliency design upgrades to Westbeth Artists Community in New York, NY; the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center in Houma, LA; a new office building and warehouse for a Fortune 500 client in Lake Charles, LA; and a Community Center and Pool at Howell Park in Baton Rouge, LA. We continue working for US Government in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Now working in a hybrid way, some days remotely, and some days in the office, with travel increasing, we continue to employ technology that allows us to stay close to our clients and collaborate on projects no matter where we are in the world. In summary, we are extremely grateful for all of your support, and for the hard work of our dedicated team that has allowed us to accomplish amazing things, despite hurricanes and a pandemic.

With Labor Day approaching, I want to especially thank Perez staff, colleagues, and clients, for all of your hard work. It is my hope that Perez can continue to make a difference in the world by taking good care of our clients, colleagues, and staff, and treating them with respect and understanding.  We will continue striving to do our best work, by continuing to design, build, and develop healthy and sustainable communities where people thrive, both at home and abroad.

We look forward to seeing you all in person in the coming year.

In gratitude,

 

 

 

Angela O’Byrne, FAIA, LEED AP