Category Archives: Podcast

Interview with Stanley Stark, HDR/CU2HA

In this 12th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Stanley Stark, FAIA, vice president and national director of life sciences at HDR/CU2HA provides his perspective and advice on the following topics:
-Lessons learned from past recessions
-Building a constituency for change
-How to maintain client loyalty
-Whether innovation will diminish as a result of the recession
-The importance of good communication

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Interview with Ryc Loope, Arizona State University

In this 11th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Ryc Loope – architect, president of HL Design-Build, professor of housing and community development, and also founding director of The Master of Real Estate Development Program at Arizona State University provides perspective and advice on the following topics:

Five things design professionals should know before going into development
Uncommon sources to fund development projects
Why and how to strengthen the bottom line
Why you need to be aggressive in today’s economy

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Interview with Ava Abramowitz, author

In this 10th edition of “Sound Advice with Joan Capelin,” Ava Abramowitz, author of The Architect’s Essentials of Negotiation provides perspective and advice on the following topics: How negotiation is a win-win situation for architects and engineers, Why fees matter, Why return on investment is an important indicator of success, and How to communicate to clients about business issues.

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Interview with Walter Hunt, Gensler

Perspective and advice on how to manage time effectively; conducting the unending talent search, including interns; not taking on more than you can handle, why it isn’t necessary to drop fees; why Design Assist works as a new business line; and whether or not design professionals should run design firms.

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Interview with Jim Cramer, The Greenway Group

Perspective and advice on how to help people conquer “emotional paralysis” during the recession, how to inspire new ideas, why pressure on fees isn’t so bad, why he’s worried about the “green revolution,” and how to benefit from “constructive paranoia.”

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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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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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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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