Our 15 favourite memories at Spacelab

By Hannah Mellow on 15 May 2017
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It's the 15th of the month and as part of our 15th birthday celebrations we've asked everyone in the team for their favourite memories from their time at Spacelab.

Kara Wood, Director: "Burns Night 2014! It was the magical evening we created our own pop up restaurant in Shoreditch and ate a traditional Haggis dinner, wore funny wigs, sang Scottish songs and listened to poetry."

Anna Pizzey, Associate: "Sitting on Santa's knee whilst sailing down the canal at last year's Chrismas party! Hilarious!"

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Siobhan Canniffe, People and Culture: "Overcoming fear of exercise – thanks to the lovely team here conning me into believing it’s about team bonding and happy crying, rather than torture and tears of pain. Seriously though, doing the half marathon and tough mudder were real-life challenges and doing them with my lovely colleagues was 'bloody' marvellous (as were the celebrations afterwards!)"

Rosie Haslem, Director: "One of my favourite Spacelab memories was the moment we were announced as BD Interior Architect of the Year a couple of years ago – a fantastic surprise for us all, and a real marker of the growth and development we were going through as a practice."

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Conor Freaney, Architectural Technician: "Antonio’s expertly made hat for 'wear a hat day'. It's like he's been making paper hats all of his life!"

Danielle Noble, Executive Assistant: "Lugging a huge Christmas tree back to the office from Angel – with only one pair of gloves between Siobhan and I. Well, most of the way  until helpers came to our rescue along the canal. Hannah just filmed it!"

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Jamie Cardoso, 3D Visualiser: "The things I remember the most are the birthdays and Friday beers (class)!"

Jenny Lee, Associate: "Christmas carols and Santa on the boat at the Christmas party!"

Louise Willett, Senior Designer: "The horses on Upper Street! This is followed closely by the video of thank you messages from clients at 'the Lab catch up' in the summer and thank you emails from clients."

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Dr Lusine Tarkhanyan, Senior Social Scientist: "The way we celebrate everyone's birthdays!"

Meaghan Lomenick, Associate: "Pasta making and bonding with the Spacelab team!"

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Michael Beach, Interior Designer: "Definitely finding out that I was nominated for Mix Interiors magazine's '30 under 30' list!"

Michael Wood, IT: "My favourite memory is the 'wear a hat day'. Everyone made an effort for charity and for fun."

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Amy Morgan, Workplace Consultant: "Picking up Santa on the canal boat at the Christmas party!" 

Nathalia Emmi Asamura, Interior Designer: "Going to Margate for the summer party and learning 'proper English' by playing 'Cards Against Humanity' with some of my colleagues."

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Nerea Aspiazu, Project Architect: "Singing English Christmas carols at King's Cross!"

Pamela D'Alessandro, Interior Designer: "Dog days in the office. Paxton is my fave!"

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Christi Rivard, Interior Designer: "The carol singers at the Christmas party."

Trevor Gayle, Finance Manager: "Battering Connor at the table football during 'Sports Week'."

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Rebekah Webber, Interior Designer: "The Burns Night barbeque – the burgers and buns were amazing! All Spacelab birthdays – amazing amazing amazing. The launch of the Spacelab rebrand and 15th anniversary party – I danced my legs off!"

Katherine Crabb, Admin Assistant: "The work Christmas party was one of my faves!" 

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