Today is a milestone for Gerry Kho Architects. We’re quietly celebrating our 10th Anniversary! That’s right – we’ve been around for a decade!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our past and more current team members for their contribution to the vast range and number of projects both completed and currently progressing. My heartfelt thanks to the team members [and you know who you are!] who have become good friends whose dedication, hard work and loyalty meant more to me than you’ll ever know. And also, thanks for putting up with my nonsense and eccentricities all these years.
I’d personally like to thank the current and past clients who have treated us and our profession with respect, paid our fees and made the journey worthwhile. And no thank you to the despicable few, who have taught me valuable lessons and sharpened my legal knowledge.
Thank you to the competent contractors who have worked with us. Those not-so-competent contractors – thank you for trying anyway. We hope you’ve learnt a few lessons about quality and integrity from working with us but I will not apologize for my blunt opinion of your poor quality and incapability because my words got the job done at the end.
Thanks to the consultants whom we’ve worked with over the years. Some of you guys have serviced our projects since the beginning of this practice.
Thanks to one particular supplier and friend [you know who you are!] because on the very day that I started this firm, he was the only one who took me seriously enough to drive all the way to my place [which was quite a distance!] to drop off catalogues where I was working in the corner of my tiny bedroom with just a laptop and printer and a few dollars to my name! Thank you for the years of collaboration and many hours of conversations.
For those who are reading this, thank you for visiting this website and reading this blog. The work showcased here are only a small fraction of what we’ve created over the last 10 years. This website does not express the blood, sweat, tears, time, stress, late nights, sleeplessness, headaches, heartaches, commitment, sacrifices, discipline, heartburns, moments that initiated untimely bowel movements and resilience that went into not only this firm, but each and every single project that emerged out of this studio. Also left unseen are our hands-on approach and provocation – we’ve challenged councils, consultants, contractors, tradesmen and others involved in the process so that we can deliver a project that we can all be proud of as a team. And not one person who has been involved in the process with us can deny this fact. What you see are only the results.
This is just the beginning. The last decade was just practice and sharpening our swords. We’ll journey through the next chapter – prepared and ready to create more wonderful architecture, meet new characters, make more allies, fight more enemies, slay more dragons and basically writing more stories.