19 01, 2021

Reimagining Spaces for a new Era

By |2021-04-07T06:23:51-07:00January 19, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Business, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership|

As we start 2021, it is clear we are entering a new era. COVID-19 has affected every sector of society and caused us to rethink everything from architecture to public safety to city planning. Here are some ways designers are reimagining cities, offices, and homes in this new era. Emphasis [...]

13 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: New Habits in the New Year.

By |2021-02-11T06:05:09-08:00January 13, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

I am making new habits in the new year.  Things have changed at a fundamental level in the United States and in the world.  This year I am using the momentum of these changes to do better.  This year I am not setting any New Year's resolutions.  Instead I am [...]

12 01, 2021

Start the New Year with New Habits

By |2021-04-07T06:23:38-07:00January 12, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Business, Employment, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Job Search, Leadership|

Adapting new habits is always a challenge, but it is a necessary step in self-improvement and reaching important personal and professional goals. After the stress of last year, most of us are looking to 2021 with hope and are ready to make positive changes in our lives. Here are some [...]

6 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: Strategy Workbooks

By |2021-02-11T06:06:39-08:00January 6, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

The Strategy Workbook idea came from an event several years ago.  While planning I came across a task I had created that read "Cut and Paste New Strategy". I was mortified. Was this what I thought of DBI, the firm I had grown from nothing since 2009? Was this what [...]

5 01, 2021

How to Create a Positive Candidate Interview Experience

By |2021-04-07T06:23:32-07:00January 5, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

Attracting top talent will be critical as firms recover in 2021. Having a hiring process that is focused on a positive candidate experience is THE best way for firms to win top talent. Although a positive candidate experience should always be a priority, many hiring managers are spread too thin [...]

29 12, 2020

Setting Career Goals You Can Keep

By |2021-04-07T06:23:25-07:00December 29, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Business, Employment, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Job Search, Leadership|

It is the end of the year and if you are like most you are setting goals for next year and beyond. It’s important to set meaningful career goals but be realistic. It is important to develop goals you can achieve. Doing so can increase job satisfaction, improve your quality [...]

22 12, 2020

Why You Should Make Internal Career Mobility a Top Priority

By |2021-04-07T06:25:13-07:00December 22, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

In architecture and design, internal career mobility can set your firm apart. These days, employees expect the firms they work for to provide them with opportunities for career development and advancement. By providing opportunities for internal career mobility you can improve employee satisfaction and retention. Here are some of the [...]

15 12, 2020

Show Gratitude for Your Employees this Holiday Season

By |2021-04-07T06:25:08-07:00December 15, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to show your team how much you appreciate them, especially this year when we can all use some extra cheer. Your team has worked hard all year under abnormally stressful conditions. Here are some ideas to show gratitude for your employees [...]

8 12, 2020

How Architecture and Design Are Evolving Post-COVID

By |2021-04-07T06:25:01-07:00December 8, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Branding, Employer Branding, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership|

COVID-19 has been the catalyst for many changes in architecture and design. Many designers have suddenly found themselves in a position where they are now working remotely. Meanwhile, office buildings around the country have been vacant for months. In light of the pandemic, architects have had to think creatively about [...]

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