23 02, 2021

Why You Need a Mentor This Year

By |2021-04-06T10:18:03-07:00February 23, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Trends|

The ongoing pandemic has created challenges and roadblocks for many professionals in design and architecture. Some have unexpectedly lost jobs. Some have had to adjust to working from home for the first time. Others have had to put schooling on pause. One bright side in all of this is that [...]

8 09, 2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: What We’re Learning

By |2021-04-07T06:27:35-07:00September 8, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Business, Interior Design, Trends|

If there is a silver lining to come out of this recent health threat, it could be that we are learning more about what the pandemic shares in common with climate change, along with some proactive steps that we can take to reduce the negative impacts of both. Let’s review [...]

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 [...]

21 07, 2020

The Post-Pandemic Workspace

By |2020-08-31T16:28:42-07:00July 21, 2020|Architecture, Blog, Business, Interior Design, Leadership, Trends|

The COVID-19 pandemic will have an ongoing effect on work environments. Moving forward, businesses will want workspaces that offer more flexibility, increased collaboration, and provide more opportunities for social distancing. In addition, workspaces will need to accommodate more technology and remote work environments. Here are some things you can expect [...]

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.  [...]

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