Dear reader, it’s that time of year
To thank our friends, and wish good cheer
To everyone who gets our ’zine
And works in the construction scene.
So, grant us leave for just two secs
To praise our clever architects.
Let’s not forget our builders many
Their work is worth it, every penny!
We toast you all (with craft-brewed beers).
Hello to all at Harvard Jolly
Who decked the halls with boughs of holly.
Hope everyone at Arquitectonica
Liked Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Happy Hanukkah!
Let’s raise a glass to SCB,
And Gilbane, Skanksa, STV.
Durst Org. and COOKFOX, we say Hark!
For giving us One Bryant Park.
To Fentress, Flintco, Fluor, and Flad—
We love you guys! You made us glad
To serve you with our words and pictures.
We feel as if we’re household fixtures.
Hi, HOK! Hey, HDR!
Like all good firms, you’ve raised the bar.
Best wishes to Affiliated
And all whose jobs get LEED Gold-rated,
Yo, Hensel Phelps, Brasfield & Gorrie—
You finished Year Twelve in a blaze of glory.
To both you Perkins (Will and Eastman)
A great New Year, one marked by peace and
Good cheer for all, especially
JLL, Fanning Howey, and EYP.
How ‘bout Stantec, Corgan, and Clark,
They’re always tops, right on the mark.
We dare not miss Payette and SLAM—
Your work cries out with BIM!! BANG!! BAM!!!
And let’s be sure to give a wink
To Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Plus everyone who makes us think
And keeps our brain cells in the pink—
Like tvs, and Shepley Bulfinch.
You’re great folks all, not one a Grinch.
Haselden, RNL: you’re our heroes
For making a building outa net-zeroes.
We dare propose to have a ball
With Beyer Blinder Belle et al.
Hey, Westlake, Reed, you, too, Leskosky,
Your preservation work’s got moxie.
You Magnusson Klemencic guys:
Stay hearty, healthy, wealthy, wise.
And all you folks at Gensler—POWER!!!
Go raise the roof on Shanghai Tower!
Wiss Janney Elstner, ZGF,
Heery, Hardin, and Walsh mos’ def
Deserve to hear these words of praise:
“You brighten all our passing days.”
To LEO DALY (where’s the A?):
May all good tidings come your way.
O, Bolton (Niles) and OZ and Turner
Put all your worries on the back burner.
And Whiting-Turner, HITT, and CORE
Keep on constructing, evermore.
Yo, Glumac, Walbridge, Structure Tone:
Fear not, good friends, you’re not alone.
There’s Ziegler Cooper, Yates, and Zak—
No worries, gang, we got yer back!
Neglect we shant our friends at Heapy,
Or Suffolk, or Arup—that would be creepy!
Nor will we skip the folks at CORE,
Callison, VOA, or Walter P Moore.
Dear reader, that’s enough of this:
A quick good-bye would bring you bliss.
We love you all, be sure of that.
To you, a tip of our mutual hat.
But ’ere we go, one last wish we proffer:
May Twenty-thirteen o’erflow your coffer!