Embracing the Design Deliverables ChecklistView

Embracing the Design Deliverables ChecklistView

It has taken me a long time to realize that embracing a Design Deliverable Checklist – the earlier the better – is probably the wisest move we [building designers] can make. Sure, subjecting ourselves to accountability at this level may make us feel vulnerable and the...
User-Centric: A New Definition of Building ExcellenceView

User-Centric: A New Definition of Building ExcellenceView

There has been a shift in the definiton of building excellence from opulence – Taj Mahal, Empire State, the Biltmore – to an excellence in driving performance – Net Zero, Zero Impact, LEED Gold. This shift in values is interesting, but in my opinion still displaces...