Posted on April 01, 2014
Mismatched fire-rated glass and framing happens more often than you think. Failing to confirm that the tested and listed performance capabilities of the framing system match...
Posted on March 31, 2014
Landing a project feels like winning a prize, sort of like finding that forgotten $20 bill in the pocket of a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in a while. But living on the “...
Posted on March 27, 2014
In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. But is there a way to encourage routine strategic thinking throughout an...
Posted on March 26, 2014
Most workdays, I ride the commuter train to my office. It’s a pleasant, half-hour trip, and I almost always get to stretch out on a seat made for two. Due to my advanced...
Posted on March 21, 2014
Anyone who interacts with clients on a regular basis knows just how important referrals can be. While there are numerous ways to secure new clients and attract new business,...
Posted on March 20, 2014
In order to keep my finger on the pulse of the needs of AECO leaders, I attend a good deal of conferences. Many of these conferences cover a variety of topics focused on...
Posted on March 19, 2014
Will 2014 be the year that design firms start selecting the clients they want rather than getting in line with competitors to respond to RFPs? That’s the question posed by a...
Posted on March 19, 2014
Is there a secret to competitive bidding? Not a secret, but there are certainly ways to find a better price–and some work better than others. If there was a magic bullet,...
Posted on March 13, 2014
The first visitor center we designed was the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for the Everglades National Park in 1993.  I remember it well for a variety of reasons, not the...
Posted on March 11, 2014
We had worked together for 30 years. As a long-standing client of mine, he and I had gone through many projects together. And we were approaching another project, one that...