Sal Gimbert, a structural engineering technician in our St. Louis office, posted this photo on Facebook the other day. Shared here, with her permission:
Using my grandfather’s (Alexander F. Newlands) slide rule this afternoon to get some work done from home. My mother and my grandmother passed it on to me as a Christmas gift this year. He was a civil engineer and ambidextrous. I never knew him, as he passed when my mother was two years old, but I feel influenced by him daily. Beauty in the smallest things. Powerful moment for me. Happy Holidays all!
Happy Holidays from St. Louis HOK Structures group! May your New Year be joyful and structurally sound!
Last week I attended, quite possibly, my favorite of HOK customs… supporting the Forest Park Forever Women’s Committee by attending the Hiram W Leffingwell Hat Luncheon. Do you want to see the who’s who of top female execs in St. Louis? Wearing amazing and sometimes silly hats? And supporting one of the country’s foremost urban parks? I do…. and will and will and will!
Each year, the women of HOK attempt to contrive a “theme” for the table… this year, we went green, baby. I do believe we were the only ones there with completely compostable head …