Interview with Scott Simpson, Kling-Stubbins

Scott Simpson, FAIA

Scott Simpson, FAIA

In this 17th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Scott Simpson, senior director of Kling-Stubbins, provides his perspective and advice on the following topics:

  • What awaits be the “next architect” [his book –  The Next Architect:  a New Twist on the Future of Design] in this recession
  • The important difference between risk and value
  • Learning to speak the client’s language
  • Vision as a component of leadership
  • How to find the extraordinary in a recession assignment.

Click on the media player below to listen to Scott’s podcast.  Scroll down to read his bio.

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Scott Simpson is senior director of Kling-Stubbins, a global design firm.  There, Scott’s projects have won Lab of the Year honors as well as two Business Week/Architectural Record design awards.

He is a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Senior Fellow and board member of the Design Futures Council, a founding board member of the Rice Building Institute, and an Overseer of the Boston Children’s Museum.

Scott has lectured at the Harvard, Yale, Rice, and the University of Wisconsin schools of architecture, and has presented at numerous national conferences and symposia, including 15 AIA national conventions.  He has published more than 115 articles on innovation in the design professions and has co-authored two books, How Firms Succeed and The Next Architect:  a New Twist on the Future of Design.

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