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OPENING THE DOOR TO DISCOVERY CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN B/A/D COMPANIES

APRIL 2018

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.

PANELISTS:

Paul Lukez, Principal, Paul Lukez Architecture

David Winston, Co-owner, Winston Flowers

Sean Clarke, President, Clarke/Sub-Zero & Wolf of New England

 

Getting more good women into b/a/d companies

JANUARY 2018

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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?

 

 

PANELISTS:

Catherine Truman, principal of Catherine Truman Architects in Cambridge, MA

Paula Daher, principal of Daher Interior Design in Boston

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Senior Associate, Arrowstreet in Cambrige

Von Salmi, principal, Von Salmi and Associates in Westminster, MA, and board member of EM NARI and BRAGB

 

Time, money, and truth:  how honest can you be?

NOVEMBER 2017

Starting a design and construction project with a new client can be delicate…particularly when it comes to discussing schedule and budget. How can you know what their expectations are, and how can you make sure those expectations are realistic without scaring them off? Plus, if you are a builder, how can you ensure that the bidding process is open and fair? Come meet with your fellow industry professionals to share perspectives and experience.

PANELISTS:

Matthew Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

Colin Flavin, Flavin Architects

Jill Litner Kaplan, Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors

Stephen Payne, Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders

 

GETTING THE WORD OUT:  MARKETING AND PR FOR B/A/D FIRMS

JUNE 2017

 

New homes in older settings:  how should they work?

APRIL 2017

 

WORK FLOW:  THE BALANCING ACT

JANUARY 2017

 

COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION

NOVEMBER 2016

 

FORGING THE BEST POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP FOR A HOME BUILDING PROJECT

JUNE 2016

 

BUILDING A HOUSE?  GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR B/A/D TEAM

APRIL 2016

 

HIRING, INSPIRING, TRAINING, RETRAINING

JANUARY 2016

 

WAR STORIES:  COULD WE HAVE HANDLED THINGS BETTER?

OCTOBER 2015

 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD HOUSE AND WHY?

MARCH 2015

 

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TAKE SHAPE AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND CRAFT

MAY 2015

 

CONSTRUCTION COSTS & PRICING

JUNE 2014

 

STYLE:  CONSTRUCTION OR CONSTRAINT

MARCH 2014

 

NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE

JANUARY 2014