Wilt and Dave: Client and
Spending Time With Wilt… Bright, articulate, and a true romantic, Wilt was great fun to be around. He was a competitor of great capacity and courage, who when injured did isometrics in his cast and returned to play when everyone thought him to be out for the duration. We spent much quality time together, having ribs at the Brentwood Country Market, going over the work — to create a place that would fit Wilt’s feeling about himself. A great moment of one-on-one for both Architect and Client.
in (not-so-hot) Water…
As one can imagine, sooner or later a project will test the budget. Wilt
decided to abandon the Architect’s skylight details and have the
skylight installer provide a design and install service for the giant
thrust beam skylights — two structural gluelam beams which have
60 foot skylights between the members.
Christmas Eve, and raining like hell. My phone rings. It’s Wilt. The low
bid skylights have a problem: they leak! “What can we do”, said Wilt.
He is truly not amused, and I agree to come up and take a look.
is just nothing to behold like a seven foot one and one-half inch tall
Wilt the Stilt, standing ankle deep in water in his multi-million dollar
entry and ready to kill.
Like all things, the rain finally stopped, the leaks were eventually fixed, and my family and I made Midnight service and Christmas did arrive on time.
Legacy… I was truly saddened at the death of my client Wilton Chamberlain. It was
his wish to give the majority of his estate to help underprivileged kids
get a leg up and out of their unfortunate condition.
Tenneson Rich Architect
21552 Oakbrook | Mission Viejo, CA 949/458-6373