At C2 Design Group, people and their spaces are our passion!

All of our designs start and end with a discussion about people: who they are, what they like, what they need, what environmental design features will help them to foster communication of their own.

With this focus on people, we decided to share more about our own staff, their passions and how they define creativity…

Meet Joe: Joe just celebrated his sixth anniversary with C2!

Q: Why did you decide to pursue a career in architecture?
A: I pursued architecture because I enjoyed working with my dad on our houses and thought it would be cool to design and work on the drawings to see what goes into a building in order to build it. I also took many engineering/architectural drafting classes in high school which encouraged me to pursue this field.

Q: What do you like best about being a part of C2?
A: I really enjoy working at C2, mainly because of the people that I work with on a day-to-day basis. It is a great place to work and I enjoy coming here every day. I don’t have a specific project to date that is my favorite, but I enjoy being able to work on a variety of different projects throughout all the different phases.

Q: What fuels you throughout the day?
A: Coffee or a Vanilla Late from Villa Italia or The Happy Cappuccino.

Q: Schenectady has such a cool walkable downtown environment. Do you have a favorite lunch spot?
A: My favorite spot for lunch would be Ambition.

Q: Interests or hobbies?
A: I enjoy fishing, hiking, and boating up at my family’s camp on Schroon River. I also enjoy working on/driving my classic car, which is a 1962 Ford Fairlane 500.

Q: Do you have a favorite sports team?
I like the NY Mets and the Chicago Bears.

Q: If you could design anything, what would it be?
A: If I could design anything, it would be a building that has a lot of historical design influences that also incorporates modern technology. I like the amount of detail that went into older buildings such as the brick/stone work, wood trim and moldings. Keeping buildings energy efficient is also important.

Q: If you could share something you’ve learned or a piece of advice that was given to you, what would it be?
A: The most important thing that I have learned so far  would be that there are a lot of different components that are important and need to be taken into account on all projects. No matter how complex the project is, they all need to be addressed in order to provide the client with a product that meets their expectations. It is important to pay attention to the details that way the client gets a good final product.