edm Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Tim Widman
November 2nd, 2019
November 2, 2019 – edm congratulates Tim Widman, AIA, architect and project manager, as he celebrates 10 years with edm! Tim has grown tremendously during his time with edm, witnessing the company grow and evolve from 15 to more than 40 people! His dedication to the firm through tough days and successful times makes him a role model for many. Tim Eagles, AIA, director and head of the Architecture Department, said, “Hard to believe 10 years has passed so quickly. Tim has grown into a skilled architect and an invaluable member of our team. We look forward to many more good years together.”
Having been with the company for such a substantial amount of time, here is some insight into Tim’s time with the firm:
What would you say is your biggest achievement since being at edm?
Tim: Definitely licensure and getting to a point in my profession where I am comfortable with my work. Also, coming to a realization about what architecture can mean; even when you are doing a small or technical project where no one will ever know you did it, you are still intrinsically affecting someone’s everyday life.
After being here so long, do you have a favorite niche, or type of work you enjoy?
Tim: I tend to enjoy the ones where I can get deep into something that has a large effect on how people work or live, such as assisted living or dementia care like we did for Wesley Heights. In general, I get a profound satisfaction with the projects where there is a clear back and forth and discovery with the clients of what their problem is, and how to solve it, and helping them see things that they may not have originally realized in a built environment.
What has been one of your favorite edm projects?
Tim: My favorites are the highly technical ones; one in particular is the stair restoration at Choate Rosemary Hall, where I worked very closely with our structural team on details and materiality. Also, I do art on the side and consider architecture to be very similar creatively.
What are your hopes for the future?
Tim: After 10 years, I have reached a comfort level with the people I work with, the kind of work we do, and the company culture we have. As a company, I started right after the great recession in 2008, and was the first hire back. It has been great that I got to see the regrowth and the restructuring from the beginning and exciting but nerve wrecking to think about where we are heading. Looking forward to it!