How This DC Architecture Firm Celebrated Take Your Child to Work Day

Wingate Hughes Architects’ first Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day was a big hit for all the kiddos who got the day off from school and for the big kids in our office. Co-founding principal Gavin Hughes Daniels brought his precocious eight-year-old daughter Emily into work, and Stewart Nickel of Potomac Computer Services brought his teenage twin girls into our office. Emily sat down with marketing director Meghan Fuentes to run through her busy day.

Emily started her day bright and early with design meetings at Global Prairie and a tour of the firm’s amenity space design work at neighboring 1110 Vermont. “I went to very fun offices today and to Starbucks,” Emily shared. “I played some ball, air hockey, and golf in 1110 Vermont. Then I did some meditating in this cool office. And some jumping.”

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Emily with Global Prairie’s Kaylee Marcucci

Post meetings, Emily returned to the office and made her first space plan for the orphanage she plans to run in 15 years. She may have a different career path than her father’s but she has a similar philosophy when it comes to work. When asked what she learned today Emily said, “I learned to have fun in any way.” This is a practice Daniels and every one at Wingate Hughes can get behind.

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Emily and Gavin work on her orphanage space plan

Nickel’s daughters toured the Wingate Hughes office, sat down with the firm’s marketing team to learn about branding, and checked out our Wingate Hughes’ t-shirts. “I could only bring my kids to the coolest office in DC,” said Nickel.

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