We had the good fortune of connecting with Cory Wiebers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cory, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
After college, in my 20’s, I was able to immerse myself completely in my career and fostering lifelong friendships. Without those early years to commit wholeheartedly to my career, I would not have learned the grind and demands of the job. After I married and had children, the energy and focus of my life shifted to my family. Having a small firm has allowed the flexibility to participate in all aspects of my children’s life.
What should our readers know about your business?
CW Architecture started in the spare bedroom of our house in 2008 in the depths of the recession. We have had continual growth every year since. We are very fortunate to work on some amazing clients and projects and are positioned for further growth in the coming years.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We’d eat at Richardson’s, City Hall, Il Bosco. We’d drink at Handlebar J, Hot Chick, Porch Arcadia. Road trips to Cottonwood/ Sedona/ Jerome. Of course there are always shows at Crescent Ballroom and Cardinals/ Suns/ Diamondback/ Coyote tickets. Or perhaps a round of golf at Grayhawk or Kierland. Wow… so many choices, that is why I love living here.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Architecture is a team sport and I was fortunate to have worked with many talented local architects who have had the patience to teach me. In no particular order, they include Douglas Fredrickson, Ray Burstein, Mark Tate, and Jon Bernhard.