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Duo, Not Duel: Strategists and Designers at the Table

Mar 6, 2012 · by Amy Jo Denton

More than ever, designers’ skills are needed at the strategic planning table. These skills make for more effective strategic plans and stronger firms. Read full »

Restructuring for BIM Success

Jan 16, 2012 · by Jay Zallan

To find success with BIM, firms need to look beyond the CAD processes that staff are comfortable using. Assessment, planning, and communication are key. Read full »

2025 Predictions from DesignIntelligence

Jan 14, 2012

DesignIntelligence staff and Greenway Group management consultants typically forecast three- to five-year strategic horizons. But there is inspiration to be gained by turning one’s gaze to a more... Read full »

Adapting for Success in the New Practice Environment

Jan 13, 2012 · by Thomas K. Fridstein

The environment in which architects operate has changed, bringing opportunities to firms that can adapt to the new realities. Read full »

From Commodity to Quintessence: 25 Trends

Jan 9, 2012 · by James P. Cramer and Jane Gaboury

Annual DesignIntelligence trends forecast for 2012-2015 recognizes new opportunities for greater relevance. Read full »

Is It True?

Jan 4, 2012

We asked industry leaders to rate the following statements true or false and share their insight. Read full »

Marketing Strategies for the New Normal

Nov 1, 2011 · by Gary L. Skog

It’s not the economy. Global access, technology, and sustainability are among the trends changing traditional notions of client relationship. Read full »

Creating Value in the Current Economy

Nov 1, 2011 · by Scott Simpson

Clients are looking for ever more creative solutions to their problems, but they also value predictability. Firms that can deliver results will be the big winners in the challenging economy. Read full »

The Future Starts at Home

Nov 1, 2011 · by Randy Peterson

Investing in staff’s continuing professional development benefits everyone. And it’s more important than ever in a time of tight budgets. Read full »

Growth Beyond Borders

Sep 7, 2011 · by James P. Cramer

Many U.S.-based firms are finding growth globally. It doesn’t take a giant to step across oceans. Read full »

Design in China: The Next Wave

Sep 6, 2011 · by Gary Larson

By helping developers respond quickly to opportunities and creating innovative approaches to the design process, designers can elevate the value they bring to China markets. Read full »

A Case Study in Multi-Branding

Sep 4, 2011 · by Bradford Perkins and Stan Eckstut

How Perkins Eastman and Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn found success by marrying complementary strategic plans while maintaining distinct brands. Read full »

Strategizing a Unique Practice

Sep 3, 2011 · by Peter Ellis

Few firms have been able to build their urban visions, designing and constructing cities complete with infrastructure, neighborhoods, and the full architectural fabric. Read full »

Sustainability Leadership: From Stagnation to Liberation

Jun 29, 2011 · by James P. Cramer

For better or for worse, architects, designers, planners, and their clients make up the central elemental force with regard to the environment and a sustainable future. Read full »

Sprawl Repair: From Auto-Scale to Human-Scale

Jun 29, 2011 · by Galina Tachieva

Leveraging design, policy, and incentives, sprawl can be transformed into complete communities with balanced uses and transportation options. Read full »

From Green Buildings to Green Neighborhoods

Jun 29, 2011 · by Bert Gregory

The next level of innovation in sustainability calls for us to look at districts, campuses, and neighborhoods. Read full »

The Social Responsibility of Architects

Jun 29, 2011 · by Helena L. Jubany

Everyone benefits when architects volunteer in community nonprofit organizations. Read full »

The Dangers of Designing in Foreign Lands

May 3, 2011 · by Eugene R. Scheiman and James P. Cramer

A/E/C firms are finding financial success outside U.S. borders. But it’s essential to protect your firm from inadvertent legal and ethical liabilities. Read full »

Magnifying Innovation

May 3, 2011 · by Ken Sanders

Leverage the benefits of technology by taking appropriate lessons from other industries while keeping A/E/C-specific best practices in mind. Read full »

The Changing Face of Design in China

Jan 3, 2011 · by Gary Larson

With its huge population, ability to make rapid, far-reaching decisions, and spreading wealth, China’s demand for design and design thinking keeps expanding. Read full »

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