“How to Construct a Snowman – 2020 – The Year of COVID”


As happens this time of year, with the Holiday Season upon us, we reflect upon the past year, and say “Thanks!” But the holidays also signal the return of Ned Ledbetter.

For those unfamiliar, Ned is the animated manifestation of the struggles we all endure in the name of architecture, and represents the antagonist in our pursuit of zoning compliance, building permits, site plan approval, construction, and more.

A few years ago, while preparing to send out our company holiday greeting cards, we considered doing something different, and (hopefully) entertaining.  A simple animated video, “How to Construct a Snowman,” was born!

2020 was a year many would like to forget.  But, we felt the need to summarize the year for posterity. Ned takes us through a month-by-month recap, and it truly is one year to forget!

In all honesty, this year’s video has very little to do with snowmen, and the construction thereof. In a nutshell, there was simply too much material to ignore.

In previous years, we’ve poked fun at building inspectors, zoning officers, contractors, bankers, health inspectors, politicians, celebrities, and, yes, even architects.

This year’s episode is no different, and can be viewed HERE.

NOTE:  We have an odd sense of humor.  If it offends you, we are truly sorry.

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.

You can also see the previous 11 years of videos by clicking HERE.

Happy Holidays!



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