The AIA 2030 Commitment: Power vs. Influence

March 29, 2013
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Which is better to have: power or influence?

This isn’t a hypothetical question. Answer for yourself. In your world – a community of design professionals focused on architecture and climate change – which is better? And what’s the difference?

Power is authority. It’s binary: you have it or you don’t. It is given or taken. A governor has power over the people and money in their government. A police officer can order you to pull [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Risky Business

March 7, 2013
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When I say “risky business”, what comes to mind? Tom Cruise dancing without pants to Bob Seger? Oh, please. Such foolishness.

Real estate development. Now that’s risky business.

As much as we like to think that architecture brings beauty and inspiration to the built environment (it does), the purpose of a lot of our work is to attract capital. In reality, the overwhelming majority of the buildings we design are intended to make money for … [Read More]

“Firehouse Rescue” by Peter Vanderwarker in Design New England Magazine

March 7, 2013
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Historic Boston Incorporated steps in to save the old Eustis Street station and assist in the revitalization of a Roxbury neighborhood.

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Fantasy and furniture in new Back Bay store

March 6, 2013
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Restoration Hardware receives praise in this article on the opening of the store from the Boston Globe.

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