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New Realities: Future of the AEC Workplace

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In March 2020, most AEC firms made an abrupt shift from nearly universal on-site or in-office work to remote work in response to the global health crisis. Today, with COVID-19 cases on the decline and more than half of the US adult population fully vaccinated, many of our clients are planning to safely reopen their…

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Architecture Awards Reflect Changing Priorities

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It’s award season for major architectural prizes: the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Gold Medal and the international Pritzker Architecture Prize. These are considered the highest honors for an architect. The goal of the Pritzker Prize is “to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision,…

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Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

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I had the pleasure of participating in a Professional HR Roundtable last week and during the conversation, someone mentioned Sir Winston Churchill’s statement “never let a good crisis go to waste!”  and I thought how appropriate. In looking back over the last year, the amount of progress that has been made in a profession where…

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10 Ways to Continue to Prioritize Your Wellness and Stay Connected & Creative

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2,080 miles apart, friends and CMG colleagues Tiffany Berergon (New Orleans) and Kate Murphy (Seattle) bonded instantaneously four years ago over a love of analog snail mail and an appreciation for life’s little moments. This bond has only strengthened this past year, and while we have continued to stay in touch with pen and paper,…

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Technology and the Future of the Construction Industry

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The future is unknown. Nobody can be sure what tomorrow holds, yet we constantly hear that the construction industry is in a period of disruption. So, what is happening, and how will this impact the industry incumbents? To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld about the future, there are known knowns; there are known unknowns and unknown unknowns….

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Conducting Client Surveys in a Pandemic

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When the pandemic lockdown first happened last March, I had just completed several client surveys for our AEC clients and was about to launch several more. But I had to hit pause. It seemed a bit inappropriate to be asking university facilities people about their experience with ABC firm when they weren’t even sure they…

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