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Architects as Leaders

Architects as Leaders

I had the privilege of working with Pete DeLisle, PhD, on today’s webinar on Leadership and Professional Practice for Architects. He discussed his philosophy on leadership and provided some great insights into what it takes to be an effective leader. While his discussion was relevant to leadership as a whole, he honed in on how […]

Aligning BIM with Your Design Process

Aligning BIM with Your Design Process

One of the challenges facing architects today is changing their thought process on design as they begin to embrace the BIM process. On the positive side BIM allows architects to focus more on design. However, the process itself is more linear, which can be a difficult task for the more creative mind of an architect. […]

Engaged Occupants Improve a Building’...

Engaged Occupants Improve a Building’s Performance

A building can have all the latest and greatest sustainable design features and still be inefficient. If occupants don’t buy into these features or understand how to use them, the building’s performance can suffer greatly. For example, I recently heard about a sustainably designed school where teacher’s were opening the windows to cool off the […]