On November 13th, Shannon Leigh Associates (San Francisco) was happy to host Ivo Sakamoto—an architect from Brazil—who connected with the firm via SEGD. Sakamoto shadowed the Shannon Leigh team for a day, learning about studio practices to bring back to his firm. The team started the day with a tour of the studio and then took Sakamoto on a short site survey, reviewed a presentation package with him and showcased various projects they're working on.
Sakamoto is a founding partner at DSIGN/SA, in Brazil, where the firm works in signage design, branding and environmental graphic design. It was great to compare experiences and how things are different in Brazil for EGD firms."I sincerely believe that the answer to international peace and understanding is giving and sharing our time and talents to enrich others," says Shannon Hackley, owner and chief wayfinding officer at Shannon Leigh. "Thank you SEGD for sending him our way, this was a valuable experience for my firm."