Dear Lott + Barber,
What would we do without you? Your support of the 2008 and 2009 Innovation Awards has been key to our success. You’ve helped make the best annual awards event (ok, we’re biased) even better. You’ve helped us to expand our reach, excite our innovators, mobilize creative energy and entertain event goers.
But you’re bigger than that. You’ve been the perfect sponsor for our Innovation Awards because your company is the epitome of innovation. You’ve dedicated your work and workforce to four progressive pillars: architecture, community planning, visual communication and Integrated Project Delivery. In each of these, you’ve exemplified technological advancement and taken an out-of-the-box approach to contemporary design in the historic context, through high-tech, integrated and creative design.
In layman’s terms, You da bomb. But to put it more eloquently, you’re redefining architecture, design and planning in Savannah. You’re cutting edge and your support of TCCa and the Innovation Awards is just fanning the flame.
If you don’t mind we’d like to share some of your recent accolades with the good people who follow our blog. Now, don’t be modest. We just want to mention a few things…
Since last year, you have been busy! You’ve completed the new academic building at Savannah State University and have just been selected to design their new student center. (Must have liked what they saw, eh?) You’ve completed other major projects for the International Longshoremens Association Pension & Welfare Board and Valdosta State University Health Center. The first phase of Sustainable Fellwood was completed to acclaim, garnering more than a few awards. Your own Denise Grabowski was just selected one of Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40. (Way to go Denise!!) And your principal, your guiding light, Forrest Lott was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. (Way to go Forrest!!) Lastly, but certainly not least, you have spent this past year working to maintain and enhance strong community involvement with most of the team working with various groups including Historic Savannah Foundation, Savannah Tech Foundation Advisory Groups, and others.
Congratulations on your successes this year. And thank you, from the bottom of our creative hearts, for loving us enough to support our main event. We know you’re as excited as anyone to be there on the big night and crown Savannah’s next innovators.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
- The Creative Coast Alliance (TCCa)