Pizza, beer, and sandcastles!

25 April 2013, 22:18

Last week B/A, along with 60+ other firms, gathered at Saint Arnold’s Brewery for the 2013 AIA Sandcastle Kick–Off Party.

Clad in suits, ties, and professional attire of sorts, the brewery was filled with visitors that had accepted the invitation to participate in the Site Selection Lottery taking place throughout the evening. As promised, there was free beer and pizza (while supplies lasted) available for the guests between 6pm and 8pm.

Similar to the atmosphere typically created by Saint Arnold’s weekend crowd, the room was alive with laughter and socializing amongst coworkers and old friends. Ironically, in this relaxed and fun atmosphere it remained quite clear, as the event’s announcer randomly selected each team one by one, that every team was there to fulfill a very specific mission—to select the perfect site. This mission was all the more complicated because the order of teams being chosen to select their site was lottery styled. Therefore, depending on when a team was finally selected, it was imperative to quickly determine what the best location was based on what sites remained.

We weren’t the first team to be selected, but we came prepared to strategically decide on where we would be stationed during the competition. It wasn’t long after lottery began that BRAVE was called, and team member Brandi approached the front to choose for us.

It’s been a while since we’ve participate in the sandcastle competition, but we are undoubtedly looking forward to this year. We’ve partnered with Teal Construction and are refining our idea each day. You can find us June 1st on East Beach at lot 39 constructing our latest creation. Hope to see you there!!

© Christian Sheridan

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