Rethinking Practice Through Business Model Innovation... 2017/06/20 | Evelyn Lee
Implementing a SWOT Analysis for Savvy Decision-Making... 2017/06/13 | Evelyn Lee
The Building Blocks for a Truly Multidisciplinary Practice... 2016/10/04 | Evelyn Lee
Helene Dreiling: Taking Care Of and Advocating For Architects... 2016/07/13 | Evelyn Lee
Building a Purpose-drive Practice 2016/06/26 | Evelyn Lee
As Designers, Where Do We Find Purpose? 2016/03/02 | Evelyn Lee
Upali Nanda: Making Research a Priority 2015/11/13 | Evelyn Lee
Naeiri Petrosian: Translating Design Education to UX Research... 2015/10/30 | Evelyn Lee
Retaining the Next Generation of Leaders 2015/10/27 | Evelyn Lee
As a designer, engaging with all key stakeholders on a given project—the client; the client’s key decision makers, such as facilities and human resources leadership; and real estate professionals involved with a project—may be viewed either as cumbersome and time consuming or as an opportunity to create better outcomes. Embracing the latter in a strategic way often achieves greater consensus for a project throughout the design process. However, in order to make it meaningful to the participants, the client, and the design team, you have to ask the right questions, distinguish definite needs from wants, and ensure that everyone—not just the one with the loudest voice—has an opportunity to participate in the discussion.
I often struggle with the fact that all talk of technology in architecture and design practice is BIM centric, and focused purely on how we can increase productivity. The result is a response to the question that surrounds most commodity products, “How do we do it quicker, better and cheaper,” which in turn tends to commoditize the primary services we provide.
Vera Shur is redefining the traditional role of the architect, looking at the intersections that happen between the built environment and product design.
Casius is not your average “unlicensed” architect, nor is he your average real estate attorney. In his own way he has contributed and continues to contribute to the more sustainable development of the built environment.
Cristina Garmendia is (re)building community. She crosses architecture with real estate and government policy and is considering dabbling in real estate finance. Hopefully her unique path may inspire you to follow a new one of your own.