We had the good fortune of connecting with Pierre De Angelis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pierre, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I would say that the ambition for most working in a creative field, is to eventually establish one’s own firm. This was always the trajectory for me. Prior to starting Good Project Company, I was deliberate in only working with studios where there was a shared alignment in terms of approach, values, and ethos. This afforded me an opportunity to develop, test, and refine my own ideas on some remarkable projects, At a certain point, the ambition to develop these ideas independently gave me the push to establish my own office
What should our readers know about your business?
The idea of Great Work represents a singular idealistic pursuit, at the expense of many other things. Whereas Good Work, is more nuanced, layered, and complex, at the expense of nothing; in this spirit, ‘Good Project Company’ was established.
The origins of the offices are rooted in a deep interest in developing solutions that are conceptually clever and highly specific to the opportunities of each project. We have a strong conviction that architecture operates best when it can radically alter our ordinary lives and as the office has grown to take on a more diverse set of project types, we are actively evolving our model of practice and our process of engagement with clients, builders, and craftsmen to evolve the idea of specificity in a much more robust way, which we are really excited about.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love where I live: Leimert Park
I love where I work: DTLA, in the Fashion District.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout most definitely goes out to my wife and Good Project Company partner, Carmen Suero!
Apart from the personal support she has provided, and (my) nonsense, she’s put up with particularly in the fledgling years of the office, she has been simultaneously perusing her doctorate and spearheading the push for greater diversity and representation in the AEC industry through her involvement with organizations such as NOMA and AIALA.
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