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Designing the Design Firm – For A New Normal

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As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, many design firms were in the process of streamlining their leadership roles and governance practices. Firms were building capacity to support significant growth, preparing for generational leadership and ownership changes, and reducing bureaucracy to speed up decision-making and action. One of our A/E firm clients compared his firm’s current governance…

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New Realities: The Human Impact on Design Firms

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The 2020 coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact have created unprecedented conditions for design practice. In response, between May 6 and May 15, 2020, Cameron MacAllister Group conducted a study of design firm principals to better understand how industry leaders are responding to their new circumstances and their perspectives on the impact these changes are…

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Social Distancing Means a Different Approach to Social Media

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Most AEC firms are now safe and secure in their home-based working environment, and so are their clients, partners, vendors, and other key audiences. At a time when we’re being asked to stay apart, social media can play a big role in keeping you and your clients together and in new, maybe even better, ways….

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Safety, Transparency, and Gratitude: Now More than Ever

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Before our restaurants shut down recently, Jeanie and I went out for a quick dinner and ran into Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Company and a respected advisor to other organizations about transformative leadership. Coincidentally, I was just reading Bob’s book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for your People like Family. It’s all about the…

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Guidelines for Greener Meetings

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As advocates for sustainable practices, we are often asked what measures can be taken in routine operations to be more environmentally responsible. When we look at planning meetings or gatherings, there are a few issues we try to address. First, the physical space, and then the materials prepared in advance. A major issue anytime people…

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AEC Industry Trends to Watch in 2019

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Looking ahead, after several years of strong economic growth and boom times for design professionals, there are several trends that I believe will be worth keeping an eye on. Trend 1: A Coming Slowdown While supply and demand still play a role in where and how much design and construction there will be in specific…

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