When I joined HOK in early 2001, one of my first observations was how passionate its architects, engineers and designers were about their work. They took seriously their role in addressing so many of society’s greatest challenges. It was—and is—infectious. With that in mind, I reached out to several A/E/C friends and former colleagues to ask them why they’re proud of what they do.Read More
Some of the nation’s foremost sports organizations rely on Kelly Furlong’s creativity and imagination to help them raise their game. As a senior graphic designer at global sports architecture firm Populous in Kansas City, she specializes in creating three-dimensional branded environments that motivate, inspire, entertain and thrill.Read More
As architecture, engineering and construction firms tally some of their strongest financial results in years, they’re also grappling with the operational challenges of managing and sustaining that growth. Heading into the homestretch of 2018, we asked several A/E/C professionals to share their thoughts on the greatest challenges the industry currently faces.Read More
Serendipity paved the way for Aileen Cho to build an enduring career writing about the world’s most innovative transportation and infrastructure projects. For more than two decades, Cho has reported on airports, roads, ports, rail systems, bridges and infrastructure developments as senior transportation editor at Engineering News-Record (ENR).Read More
Nadene Taylor, an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle in New York, has discovered the importance of being herself, a belief she readily shares with others. “I want people to understand that it doesn’t matter what you may look like, where you may come from or what your upbringing may have been,” she says. “If you’re true to yourself, nothing is impossible.”Read More
More than a century ago, Joe Spiegelglass maneuvered a pushcart through the streets of downtown St. Louis in search of work repairing the city’s storefronts. Today, his great-grandson, Tim Spiegelglass, continues that family legacy from the suburban offices of Spiegelglass Construction Company.Read More
How will architecture, engineering and construction firms fill the jobs of tomorrow? Each year, the ACE Mentoring Program of America reaches more than 9,000 students from 1,000 high schools. Its free program educates students through hands-on workshops with industry mentors and field trips to construction sites.Read More
Construction is an industry historically dominated by men. But with more individuals retiring and a skilled labor shortage threatening its growth, there is plenty of room at the proverbial table for women to contribute in more meaningful ways. Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing for Autodesk’s Construction Business Line, believes the industry is at an “interesting tipping point” where “women can really make an impact.”Read More
When the original creators of PSM.show (a podcast for professional services marketers) decided to move on, they passed the baton to Josh Miles, co-founder of branding agency MilesHerndon and David Lecours, principal of LecoursDesign.Read More
Christopher Parsons came to the architectural profession after he lost his job in the dot-com implosion of the early 2000s. He launched Knowledge Architecture in 2009 and the annual KA Connect conference a year later. Nearly 100 A/E/C firms currently use Synthesis, the company's social intranet software.Read More
Marjanne Pearson, founder of Talentstar, Inc. is one of the foremost recruiters and business strategy consultants serving the architecture and design professions. She recalls many inflection points throughout her storied career, including her willingness to embrace change and emerging technologies.
For companies in mature, highly competitive industries, one of the greatest marketing challenges is how to differentiate themselves from other firms with similar credentials. Here are a few ideas to consider when writing case studies and project descriptions.Read More
From age 11, Kimberly Dowdell has had a passion for improving the quality of life in her hometown as an architect. She recently joined Century Partners, an entrepreneurial firm focused on revitalizing residential housing developments through grassroots community outreach and creative place-making.
Brad Feinknopf is one of the most talented and accomplished architectural photographers around, but he didn’t initially plan to shoot the world’s most beautiful buildings. He wanted to help create them.Read More
Communications is a competitive, demanding vocation that requires talent, determination and a unique skill set. James Kent, chief marketing and communications officer at Thornton Tomasetti in New York, offers a few tips for those who are seeking to enter the field.Read More
Maribel Castillo, director of corporate communications at T.Y. Lin International in San Francisco, recently took some time out of her busy schedule to share five dos and don’ts for a successful marketing initiative.Read More