What Will Change Everything?

One of the most difficult tasks I am faced with as a consultant is in setting expectations.  With respect to technology, our modern culture has adopted exceedingly high ones. ‘It should just work’ is a familiar mantra that is often echoed throughout many of my discussions with project leaders, managers, and executives. Less discussed within … Continue reading What Will Change Everything?

Transforming Studio Culture – Notes for an AIA Panel Discussion

This week I am giving several talks at this year's AIA Minnesota conference in Minneapolis.  I will be participating in a panel called "Transforming Studio Culture"  to discuss the impacts that data and computation are having on studio culture in architecture firms.  Here are some notes as I prepare my opening remarks... I find myself in an … Continue reading Transforming Studio Culture – Notes for an AIA Panel Discussion

What Building Teams Can Learn from Scrum

"The more you overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." - Mr. Scott, Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise Much of my professional upbringing can be characterized as falling within the boundaries of traditional architectural practice.  I started out working in a small design-build practice which required hands-on construction.  I … Continue reading What Building Teams Can Learn from Scrum