Are your project managers taking time away from their projects and billable hours to manage the practice? You may want to consider hiring a Director of Operations.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is often thought of as a desktop application associated with software products such a Revit, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc. However the Wikipedia definition denotes BIM as “a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.” Kimon Onuma has been utilizing BIM to its full definition through applications he calls BIMStorms and further helping owners organize all the data that the building and its users are constantly updating.
Architects are horrible at making business decisions. This is an observation that I have known several architects to make of themselves. After all, my professional practice class did little more than develop a personal brand for my own architect firm and go over AIA Contract documents.
Architects make beautiful drawings, but that does not mean we are the best communicators. Tim Culvahouse, FAIA of Culvahouse Consulting has a column at AIA California Council addressing just that. His opening conversation, Divergent Mindsets, looks at the psychological difference between Architects and Non-Architects.
When designing for the Workplace, individual climate control is often the hardest thing to control. Office occupants are often annoyed by the plastic little boxes that cover the thermostat that they have no ability to manipulate.
In order to remedy …
Thought leadership within the AEC industry is not necessarily new, but the way thought leaders are utilizing their knowledge to form a different perspective on practice is.
Architects are known for being generalists. It is a part of what makes us good problem solvers. However, the writers over at Dogpatch Dispatch make it a point to mention that we are not necessarily good at demonstrating two necessary competencies for success simultaneously.
Self-described as “the ideas company for the built environment,” MKThink has three practice areas that, on the surface, seem to contradict one another: An Architecture practice that designs new buildings and renovates existing ones, a Strategy practice that helps clients connect their business practices …