We believe in working hard. We stand behind our work and we stand shoulder to shoulder with each other—in support of one another and of the community. If we have a little fun in the process, that’s just because we believe in playing hard, too.
Anytime you mix right-angle-loving engineers with creative architect types, throw in process-honoring administrative folks and a diverse management body, you’re bound to get a lively group. That’s who we are. Smart. Driven. Introverted. Extroverted. Fun. And, lively - yes, definitely lively.
We’re fairly certain that most firms in our industry don’t have a mascot. If they do, they’re probably not hiding him in their architectural renderings. At WBCM, Shawn has become a part of our team. Who’s Shawn? Shawn is a sheep. Not a real one, mind you. He’s a cute, wooly, little graphic image with a kind face. Sometime in 2002, one of our graphics people played a joke on an employee in our Highway Engineering department. See, the highway guy had his office space decorated with sheep—a humorous, yet unexplained, thing. The Graphic Illustrator created a cartoon-like image of a sheep and hid it in a rendering that our Highway group presented to the State Highway Administration. No one noticed it, but once the word got out, our employees and clients alike began to play the “where’s Shawn” game when they received renderings from our firm. Today, Shawn still makes an appearance in some—but not all—renderings and has become a WBCM superstar. Small foam sheep (think stress-ball size and material), branded with our logo, have infiltrated the office. Since then, our employees have taken these mini Shawns to a Virginia Tech graduation, to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, fishing in Maine and Canada, to Hawaii with one of our principals and to beaches throughout Mexico, Tahiti and Florida. Where will Shawn show up next? You’ll just have to keep an eye out for him!
Balls of Fun
Whether it’s a softball, a basketball or a golf ball, we’re committed to having balls of fun. There’s just nothing like an afternoon on the links with coworkers, colleagues and clients. We host spring and fall golf outings to keep our tee shots sharp and our putting accurate. With bats and hoops, from spring to fall, we also get a little recreational exercise through pick-up basketball games and a friendly softball league.
Civi reponsibility and philanthropic accountability matter. We look for the opportunities and take time to reach out, embracing our community and helping our neighbors in need. WBCM employees are givers and doers. We take causes seriously, yet we don't mind having a little fun in the process when there is merriment to be had. Over the years, we've contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and donated hour after hour of our time to support organizations, such as United Way of Central Maryland, Baltimore City Police Athletic League, Special Olympics Maryland and Maryland Food Bank.