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Challenge #198 - Sparks
'Why? Why did I do it?' you moan silently to yourself, your forehead resting on the surface of your drawing table. Your office is silent, except for the ticking of your clock, an artful piece gifted to you for Christmas. You listen intently to each second, counting them down in hopes that the aspirin you took would soon kick in and chase away the results of spending New Years at The Curtis's.
You knew that Douglas Curtis the 3rd would throw a massive shindig with enough champagne to swim in. But you couldn't get out of it. Your former receptionist, Rose, Douglas's new wife, had personally invited you. What else could you do but go? And of course, you had many old clients there. Clients who seemingly conspired to keep your glass full.
And now you're paying for it. 'Why won't the aspirin hurry up?' you whimper softly, closing your eyes. You wouldn't even have come into work today but you had scheduled a meeting with a potential new client. Silence, save for the ticking of the clock. Peace. Just as you felt yourself starting to drift off, the painkillers finally starting to pull the leading edge of the pain, your phone shrills.
Nearly frantic to end the ear piercing sound, you knock your coffee cup (thankfully empty) into your pencil container, spilling the pencils all over your desk. Finally, the sound, normally so pleasant, stops when you pull it up to your ear. "Hello?"
"Hello. This is Sparks. You asked me to let you know when I was at your front door." replies a warm male voice.
"Oh yes. I will be right out." You assure him. And you are true to your word. After a hurried scramble to clean up pencils and cup.
Sparks, as he introduced himself, turns out to be a good-looking man of apparently early forties, with a charming but professional smile. His smile matches the well-tailored suit that pretty much screams "Successful businessman." With the size of his company and his reputation in the technology field, you expected someone who looked older. His entire demeanour is relaxed and friendly as you lead him into your office and offer him a seat. Yet his sharp brown eyes don't seem to miss a detail, or the few pencils that fell to the floor that you missed in your frantic cleanup.
"Thank you for seeing me on New Years. I am grateful you were able to squeeze me in." He says, crossing his knees.
"Not at all." You assure him. "I understand you were in town on business."
"Well, mostly to visit my adopted daughter and her husband. You built a house for them. Aisu and Reggie?"
"Oh yes! I saw Aisu and their children in the supermarket yesterday."
He smiles, a smile less professional and more proud. "My grandkids. I won't lie and say that they aren't a big draw for the reason I'm here to see you today."
You pick up a pen, "And what can I do for you today Mr.Sparks?"
"Just Sparks," he said, brushing brown hair back. "I'm relocating my corporate headquarters here. I want to be closer to my family and this is a good place for my employees to raise their families. I need an office building." He chuckles as your jaw drops. "I understand that's a huge undertaking but I'm not asking you to decorate the entire building all at once. For now, I just need the building, a lobby and a penthouse office. As more of my employees transfer here, we will decorate their offices individually."
"So we're just starting with your office and the lobby?" you ask.
"All right. Any particular style?"
"I'd like the exterior to blend in with the town. I also don't want a skyscraper, so no more than 4 floors. I'm looking to make my company part of the community, and that should start with our building. The interior I'd like a mixture of Asian and modern. Welcoming, but still crisp and clean. In my office I'd prefer a color scheme based on blues and whites."
"All of that is very doable." You assure him. "Can you give me a month?"
Sparks looks pleasantly surprised, "That would be great. Thanks."
"One more question."
"Yes?" He asks curiously.
"Whats my budget?" You smile.
"150,000 for the lobby, penthouse and office building."
- 150k budget
- Office building no less than 2 floors and no more than 4
- Decorated penthouse with a color scheme based on blues/whites.
- Decorated lobby
- Prepared areas for additional offices.
- The building should blend into the town that you choose to build it in.
Create Sparks, from the details you have been given in the breif above and show him taking in his new offices.
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
NAME: your forum id
LINK TO LOT:
LINK TO MEDIA: your entry will be judged on your pictures
OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: if you entered the optional challenge, include a link here
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, or advanced
LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:
LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: tell us about your build, include any details and rationale that might not be obvious from your pictures
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes" if you'd like suggestions for improvement, "no" if you'd like only positive feedback
CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
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