Seeking Craft

The construction industry is compiled of endless tasks. The question becomes who will complete these tasks… Who will build? As designers and contractors we should seek craft and not labor. We not only ask the question ‘Who will build?’, but ‘Who will take pride in what they build?’ When designing and drawing here at Studio MEJA, we always question how our designs are built. A craftsman is defined as one who creates or performs with skill or dexterity. He or she has experience, takes care in what they do, and understands detail. Our contractors renovating our new office are easily situated in these areas of craft. We work side by side with them, understand any issues, and develop the best possible solution. A craftsman’s best work is completed with full understanding.

 Jose, proudly displaying a finished plank

Jose, proudly displaying a finished plank

 Ramon, doing something he shouldn't on a ladder, but working with craft to create a well finished wall regardless 

Ramon, doing something he shouldn't on a ladder, but working with craft to create a well finished wall regardless 

 Mark, preparing a wall for its finishes

Mark, preparing a wall for its finishes

 Rich, gingerly applying touch-ups 

Rich, gingerly applying touch-ups