How architects can better manage the risk associated with California’s increased code requirements

Although the pandemic has had the greatest impact on humanity in quite some time, in the building industry, we were already facing numerous challenges before the quarantine started. 2020 has also been a year for some rather stringent code changes in both residential and nonresidential construction, particularly in California. With new code requirements, including the … Continue reading How architects can better manage the risk associated with California’s increased code requirements

Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Megan Zavieh writing for attorneyatwork.com: Self-care and stress management are critical to the success of your law practice. They are as important as your email app or calendaring tool. Without you functioning at your best, deadlines will pile up, mistakes will happen, and there may be severe consequences for them. So take a day. Have … Continue reading Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

It ain’t any easier being green, especially at enterprise scale

Since the pandemic began wreaking havoc on the global economy, sustainability and concerns over global climate change have understandably taken a back seat. I mean if humanity gets wiped out by some virus, presumably over time the planet will recover... In the meantime, how do we align the still very real needs for addressing climate … Continue reading It ain’t any easier being green, especially at enterprise scale

World class architecture made accessible from every living room – Aline Saarinen

Aline Saarinen might be the most influential American architecture critic you’ve never heard of. So well-known was Saarinen that her fame and status were taken for granted by TV Guidewhen it published an interview with her in 1970 titled “Why is Aline Saarinen a Cultural Institution?” She had already been the art critic for theNew … Continue reading World class architecture made accessible from every living room – Aline Saarinen

Presentation design and the intersection between consultant and data analyst

Nancy Duarte is truly one of the great all-time thinkers and strategists when it comes to presenting visual information. How influential is Nancy’s work? Ever heard of An Inconvenient Truth? When I saw that Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success interviewed Nancy for his podcast, I had to tune in. Here’s an excerpt: Sometimes, there’s a … Continue reading Presentation design and the intersection between consultant and data analyst