As people and businesses throughout the country learn to adapt to a new normal, here at SR/A, we wanted to provide an update to our clients, partners, and friends about our ongoing operations.
SR/A is open for business and will remain so. We are following all local orders and, though interior design firms are classified as an essential business in MD, we have closed our physical location for the time being. Each of our team members is working from their home. This week we will be moving computers and other equipment from the office to each team member’s house so that we can have as close to a normal set-up as possible. We are keeping in touch with each other through daily phone calls, chats, and a weekly all-team video meeting. Existing projects are moving forward, and new projects are starting.
In a recent all-team meeting, we paused to recognize that there is much to be grateful for, even in this challenging situation. There is sunshine to be had even in the darkest of times – more time with family, children. Neighborhoods are coming together. No commutes (no one misses that!). More walks for our dogs and snuggles for our cats. We are cooking more. And of course, we are grateful for each other – the SR/A family that is here for each other and our clients, partners, and friends.
This is a tough time. There is no way to sugar coat it. We are choosing to meet it with a pragmatic yet positive approach. As a company, as a country, all we can do right now is weather the storm – keeping our employees safe and employed, our clients safe and our projects moving forward. In many ways, our team is closer and stronger than ever before as we face this uncertain situation together. In the future, we hope to look back at this time and know that we did everything in our power to be resilient, productive, and positive.
Stay safe and healthy and may courage and kindness guide us.
Sabine Roy, President + CEO