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Other notable projects include the Denver Marriott Tech Center, Boston
Park Plaza, Le Meridien San Francisco, InterContinental Washington D.C. —
The Wharf, and Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.
Their busy schedules have them traveling often—Parker was only in her
office six days during the month of May, and Torres a total of seven—but
the two aren’t in a hurry to slow down anytime soon. They’re currently working on a conversion project in Atlanta. “A hotel wants to create a Southern
hospitality vibe while remaining contemporary,” said Torres of the project. She
went on to add that sweet tea would be a staple in the main lobby.
When asked if they wished they had down anything different when starting
their own firm, Parker and Torres happily agreed that no, they wouldn’t have
changed a thing. Parker did mention that she slightly wishes they had brought
on more help in the firm’s earlier stages; since its start, the company has undergone two expansions and now has 22 employees fully engaged in each project.
Just as their employees bring a range of talents do the table, so do
Parker and Torres. “Miriam is the designer, where as I am more the architect,”
said Parker of their relationship. She went on to add that Torres’ outgoing personality is a key factor in obtaining so many projects. While the two are
different in many ways, both have the same mission: to provide quality customer service and good design. As Parker put it, “We couldn’t do it without