Category Archives: Podcast

Special Edition of “Sound Advice”: Focus on Fees

In a special edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” 12 design and construction industry leaders interviewed for the initial series provide their perspective on fees.  The 25-minute-long podcast compiles reactions to questions about why fees matter and what they should be.  “For one thing,” Joan asks, “clients have been saying that design and construction […]

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Interview with Philip Harrison, Perkins + Will

The podcast provides Phil’s theory about the benefit of diversification; his take on what the future will look like, including the “new frugality”; descriptions of Perkins +Will’s approach to sustainability and also to social responsibility; and how he remains optimistic in the face of the recession.

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Interview with Anthony P. Schirripa, Mancini-Duffy

In this 18th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Tony Schirripa, chairman and chief executive officer of Mancini-Duffy provides his perspective and advice on the following topics:
-How to build a strong organization
-Taking risks in a recession
-The importance of financial and business planning
-Keeping the interns
-Communicating in tough times.

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Interview with Scott Simpson, Kling-Stubbins

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

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Interview with Scott Braley, Braley Consulting

In this 16th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Scott Braley, principal of Braley Consulting & Training provides his perspective and advice on the following topics:

-The difference between this and previous recessions
-The importance of marketing internally
-What a marketing officer should be considering going forward
-Why continued training is so valuable.

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Interview with Ann Banning-Wright, Syska Hennessy Group

In this 15th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Ann Banning-Wright, senior vice president and chief strategy office of the Syska Hennessy Group provides her perspective and advice on the following topics:
-Why to focus on what your clients are doing, not your competitors
-How to make engineers – and anyone else – better consultants
-Ways people and a firm shift gears
-How to use market research for your advantage
-The importance of helping one another out during a recession.

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Interview with Peter Piven, Peter Piven Management Consultants

In this 14th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Peter Piven, FAIA, founder of Peter Piven Management Consultants provides his perspective and advice on the following topics:
-How the best do research about their clients
-Ways that design firms are changing – and how a leader must handle change
-Why people become architects
-A strategy for fees.

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Interview with Craig Park, Leo A Daly

In this 12th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Craig Park, FSMPS, vice president and creative marketing officer at Leo A Daly provides his perspective and advice on the following topics:
-How to market a firm during the recession
-What are some new sources of funding for projects
-Which path should a firm take during the downturn
-Why marketing and business development are crucial to a firm’s survival right now

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