tHE CHALLENGE OF DOING THINGS RIGHT
Establishing and maintaining impeccable quality is critical for residential projects in a very high-end market. How do you measure and achieve excellence for a particular job within your own firm? How can you best work with outside partners on a job - other designers, consultants, builders, and sub-contractors - to ensure that the whole team is producing up to the same standard?
David Stern, Partner, Stern McCafferty
Jonathan Merz, President, Merz Construction
Paul Reidt, President, Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
Dee Elms, Principal, Elms Interior Design
OPENING THE DOOR TO DISCOVERY CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN B/A/D COMPANIES
Imagination and inventiveness, although easy to lose in the day-to-day grind, are the wellspring for success in residential design, custom building, or any other creative field. How can you harness the power of inspiration and discovery to drive your work every day, from fresh ideas for a particular project to strategic planning for your firm? Some of our region's top professionals discuss how they keep the juices of ingenuity flowing.
Paul Lukez, Principal, Paul Lukez Architecture
Sean Clarke, President, Clarke/Sub-Zero & Wolf of New England
David Winston, Co-owner, Winston Flowers
Getting more good women into b/a/d companies
Much of the home design and construction industry has historically been heavily male. While that is changing over time (particularly in interior design), there is still plenty of room for progress. How can companies attract more talented female employees, and what benefits does this bring to the shared enterprise? What changes to company culture and thinking will make women feel more welcome, valued, and able to make their optimal contribution?
Catherine Truman, Principal, Catherine Truman Architects in Cambridge, MA
Paula Daher, Principal, Daher Interior Design in Boston
Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Senior Associate, Arrowstreet in Cambrige
Von Salmi, Principal, Von Salmi and Associates in Westminster, MA, EM NARI and BRAGB Board Member
Time, money, and truth: how honest can you be?
GETTING THE WORD OUT: MARKETING AND PR FOR B/A/D FIRMS
New homes in older settings: how should they work?
WORK FLOW: THE BALANCING ACT
COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION
FORGING THE BEST POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP FOR A HOME BUILDING PROJECT
BUILDING A HOUSE? GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR B/A/D TEAM
HIRING, INSPIRING, TRAINING, RETRAINING
WAR STORIES: COULD WE HAVE HANDLED THINGS BETTER?
WHAT MAKES A GOOD HOUSE AND WHY?
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TAKE SHAPE AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND CRAFT
CONSTRUCTION COSTS & PRICING
STYLE: CONSTRUCTION OR CONSTRAINT