COG is thrilled to have a longstanding relationship with Anna. Michael Corcoran designed the two original Ego Hour locations nearly 15 years ago. When Smith needed to relocate them, she once again tapped Michael (and the COG team) to design two replacement locations: Ego Hour on Jonestown Road, a breezy, warehouse-inspired retreat that feels a bit like an apple store and a spa had a baby; and Ego Hour on Stratford Rd, a warm, welcoming sanctuary set to open in February 2019.
Michael Corcoran might spend the majority of his time these days designing functional, beautiful places for families and seniors to call home, but he has a hidden, latent passion: designing salons. “Salons are hands-on, typically a quick project, and you get to do things you wouldn’t normally get away with doing with multi-family housing,” says Corcoran. “You can come up with quirky ideas and build them; get out of the box.”