13 07, 2021

Take a Break from Work

By |2021-07-04T12:21:16-07:00July 13, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Industry Update, Trends|

With the last year’s pandemic, the work environment has changed. More people are working from home or working in a hybrid situation. This has led many employees to come to the point of fatigue, feeling overworked, and depression. The trend for Americans to be overworked is not new. Twenty percent [...]

4 05, 2021

Ways Architecture Firms Can Support Working Parents

By |2021-05-04T21:14:50-07:00May 4, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employer Branding, Employment, Industry Update, Leadership, Trends|

More than half of families have two working parents. Although there are plenty of financial advantages associated with both parents working, it can also be challenging for working parents to balance their personal and professional obligations, especially when many schools and daycares are virtual. It's equally essential for architecture firms [...]

25 08, 2020

Architecture Industry Update: Top Line

By |2020-08-31T16:12:21-07:00August 25, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Business, Industry Update, Interior Design, Trends|

The global pandemic hit the architecture industry hard. In the second quarter of 2020, almost three-fourths of design firms saw a decrease in their billings. When something unexpected happens to the economy, companies tend to put major development projects on hold. Fortunately, it isn’t all bad news. Some sectors of [...]

14 02, 2019

DBI’s Recent Successful Placements!

By |2019-02-14T08:23:30-08:00February 14, 2019|DBI, Industry Update, Recruiting|

The midpoint of Q1 is already here and I want to share some of DBI's recent successful placements!  It is hard to believe the year is moving so fast.  For DBI, this past month and a half has been truly outstanding.  We have met, and placed, outstanding talent and started [...]

29 01, 2019

Career Growth in the Architecture Industry

By |2019-02-04T07:43:07-08:00January 29, 2019|Blog, Design, Industry Update, Trends|

Career growth in architecture is about skill, experience, and timing. If you didn’t get the promotion for you were hoping for last year, 2019 could still be your year! In today’s market, moving you career forward is not as much about paying your dues and showing your loyalty, now you [...]

22 01, 2019

The Savvy Manager: Keeping Your Team Motivated and Inspired

By |2019-02-04T07:43:43-08:00January 22, 2019|Blog, Design, Industry Update, Trends|

As a manager, it is your job to keep your team inspired and motivated. Low-morale hinders both creativity and productivity. The best way to retain your team members is to make them feel appreciated, but this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Here are some tips to keep your [...]

15 01, 2019

Social Issues: How They Are Impacting Candidates’ Decision-Making

By |2019-01-11T09:37:23-08:00January 15, 2019|Blog, Design, Industry Update, Trends|

Young professionals are more interested in social issues than they have been in years. Concerns about the environment, poverty, community, and inequality have shaped their decision-making processes. This affects what they look for when job hunting. The architectural field is one area that has seen the impact of this shift [...]

1 01, 2019

2019 Areas of Growth in the Design Technology Market

By |2018-12-21T13:13:55-08:00January 1, 2019|Blog, Design, Industry Update, Trends|

From augmented reality to 3D printing, innovation is transforming the design technology market. We are capable of doing things we never thought possible twenty years ago. To keep up with these changes, the position in demand are changing as well. Some are changing and expanding, some are totally new and [...]

16 02, 2018

The Bodega Syndrome

By |2018-02-16T22:38:09-08:00February 16, 2018|Architecture, Industry Update, Trends|

  While attending the recent Bisnow even, Seattle: Retail and Mixed-Use Breakdown, Maria Barrientos (co-owner of Barrientos RYAN, www.mbarrientos.com) was speaking about retail projects in her mixed-use projects around Seattle. *A bit about Maria.  Her firm has been developing residential, mixed-use projects in the various Seattle neighborhoods for 15 years.  [...]

23 01, 2018

Industry Update: Housing in Seattle

By |2018-01-23T23:05:28-08:00January 23, 2018|Industry Update|

Seattle Housing, 2018 As we start 2018 DBI wants to start sharing back with the larger design community we support.  Through our relationship, interactions, training, and speaking we learn a great deal about architect and interior design.  This effort will be the action behind our pillar of being [...]

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