Scott Simpson Explains How to Make the Most of the Recession

Scott Simpson, FAIA

Scott Simpson, FAIA

Joan Capelin interviewed Scott Simpson, FAIA – senior director of Kling-Stubbins – for the 17th interview of the “Sound Advice” series.

The podcast provides Scott’s perspective and advice on what awaits 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, and how to find the extraordinary in a recession assignment.

Kling-Stubbins is now a global design firm. 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.

Click here to listen to Scott’s interview.  Visit our “Sound Advice” page to hear other podcasts in the series.