Monthly Archives: June 2009

Tom Scarangello Explains How to Conquer the Downturn

Tom Scarangello, Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti Joan Capelin interviewed Tom Scarangello, chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, for the seventh interview of the “Sound Advice” series.  During the podcast, Tom discussed how a design firm can keep moving ahead through this downturn and gave his outlook on the future of the design and building industry. The podcast provides […]

Interview with Thomas Scarangello, Thornton Tomasetti

Perspective and advice on how to help people navigate the psychological downturn; how to inspire new ideas and plan for the future; why cutting fees is a bad idea; whether design professionals should run design firms; what young people entering the profession can expect.

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What’s News in an Accelerated Cycle?

How do you differentiate between news and information in today’s rapid news cycle?  And who decides?  Joan Capelin asked eight editors in the A/E/C industry to share their insights.

Lenore Lucey Talks About How to Reinvent Your Career and Why It’s Okay to Do So

Joan Capelin interviewed Lenore Lucey, FAIA, for the sixth interview of the “Sound Advice” series.  During the podcast, Lenore – since 1997 the executive vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards – discussed how design professionals can use this downturn to reinvent their career and still stay productively and meaningfully engaged in […]

Interview with Lenore Lucey, NCARB

Perspective and advice on alternate careers for design professionals – in fact, how to reconceive your career; how to find a job you love; and what young people just entering the profession can expect.

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Friedl Bohm Addresses This Economic Downturn

Joan Capelin interviewed Friedl Bohm, FAIA, for the fifth interview of the “Sound Advice” series.  During the podcast, this remarkable architect and businessman discussed what he suggests that you do to take advantage of these tough times. The podcast delves into Friedl’s perspective on why it’s important to deliver high-quality service, especially now; how to […]

Interview with Friedl Bohm, White Oak Partners

Perspective and advice on why it’s important to deliver high-quality service, especially now; how to manage your time efficiently; how it’s easier to be responsive to clients today, compared to 10 years ago; and how to be cash-rich.

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Capelin Advises AIA Fellowship Candidates What Not To Do

For any number of years, Joan Capelin has been part of the training session for candidates for AIA Fellowship from the New York area.  After the formidable Robin Lee from AIA Headquarters presents the application in all its details, Joan presents “12 Common Mistakes” that people make when completing their application.  Joan has personally guided […]