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How tech informs design: A conversation with Mancini's Christian Giordano

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How tech informs design: A conversation with Mancini's Christian Giordano

Mancini's growth strategy includes developing tech tools that help clients appreciate its work.


October 7, 2021

Christian Giordano has been President of the New York-based architecture and planning firm Mancini since 2014, and its Co-owner since 2017. He has seen the company grow to more than 90 designers and, more importantly, take the lead in bringing technology into the design process. Giordano is also one of BD+C’s 40 Under 40 honorees (Class of 2013). He joins us today to discuss his firm’s trajectory.

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