At the beginning of November, Joe Galbraith and Nick Carnahan embarked on an extended weekend planning retreat to Zion National Park. The purpose of the trip was to solidify the vision and ethos of the firm. Zion NP was chosen as a location for the brainstorm session because of its unique ecology and natural beauty. A firm that intends for its work to reflect and harmonize with nature should not be dreamt of inside a stuffy conference room. Plus… neither of us had been there…. The retreat was a big success. No one died, and we even managed to scribble down a few thoughts on paper between chilly hikes through slot canyons.