Morey Stettner, a business reporter for The Portsmouth Herald recently interviewed William Soupcoff, a founder and principal architect of TMS Architects. It was a very informative piece as we all learned some things about Bill that we didn’t know before….such as his first “real” job:
Q: What was your first real job?
Soupcoff: Working at a Pittsburgh steel mill in the summer between high school and college. It wasn’t easy. Every week, you had to work a different shift. That was the toughest part for an 18-year-old kid — staying up for the night shift.
One of the things Bill has enjoyed most about the practice of architecture is the interaction he has had with clients; sometimes challenging but always enjoyable.
Q: What do you enjoy most about interacting with clients?
Soupcoff: Every client brings a different personality to the design process. The fun thing is to see how their mind works and how to engage them. Some clients will micromanage you to death. Others will rely on you totally and ask your permission to move a door six inches.
You can read the full article in The Portsmouth Herald and we have included several photographs of Bill’s completed projects as well.