For Workshop/APD senior project manager Irem Cabbaroglu, a new hobby was the perfect way to escape quarantine boredom. But her pandemic hobby, billiards, has become a passion that she’s sharing with the entire Workshop/APD team, not to mention professional colleagues, consultants and industry contacts. A series of office outings to Society Billiards – among our first IRL gatherings post lockdown – led to conversations about the creation of a pool league for architectural and engineering firms, and the rest is history.
This fall, we kicked off the AEC Pool League alongside teams from CES, Marvel Designs, STUDIOS Architecture, SHoP Architects, Langan Engineering, and Silman Structural Engineers /Walter P. Moore. The group meets each Tuesday night for conversation, cocktails, and a rotating weekly lineup of players competing to help bring the title of Best in Billiards home at the end of the 8 week season.