Author Archives: Ed

Embracing New Technologies

This must surely be the most interesting time to be designing and developing buildings. The new technologies that are zooming forward are truly changing the world of the built environment – and very much for the better. Take, for instance, … Continue reading

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Living the Principles

This is the third installment of a three-part blog on the topic of job success, which started with “How to Find a Job.”  In Part Two, I addressed “After You’ve Landed the Job,” introducing the notion that job success goes … Continue reading

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After You’ve Landed the Job

This is the second of a three-part blog on the topic of job success, using my own experiences in a fulfilling 34-year career at Gensler. A couple of months ago I wrote about my good fortune of meeting Art Gensler … Continue reading

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How to Find a Job (or how did I end up at Gensler?)

You can read many sources about how to get a job and grow your business. My story is just one of many. The business I’ll describe is an architectural, design and planning practice, started in 1965 by Art Gensler. The … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles Are on Their Way

Cars that can drive themselves, using radar, LIDAR and other imaging devices will appear within the next five years.  The technology will allow them to follow a few feet behind one another, utilizing our roadways more efficiently and safely (93% … Continue reading

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Client Love Matters

Do your clients really love you . . . and do you love them? Something I learned a long time ago has to do with my relationship with my clients. If they love me and I love them, I’ll do … Continue reading

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The HOA Conundrum

Have you or any of your friends owned a condominium? If so, you have probably heard frequent complaints about the HOA (Homeowners’ Association), their fumbles with managing the building or, even worse, a lawsuit they have filed about construction defects … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Leadership

A great deal has been written, and there has been significant hand-wringing, about America backing out of the Paris Climate agreement.  But, more than any other country, America –thanks to forward-thinking companies, professionals in our industries, and consumers themselves — … Continue reading

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Mixed-Use Urban Communities in Demand

We’re listening closely to the market desires for our West 2nd District Project here in Reno.  We’re observing some interesting trends relating to millennials and retirees. A significant number of new jobs, many of them with technology firms (e.g., Tesla, … Continue reading

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A Suggested Extension to the New Grand Strategy

After reading Ed Friedrichs’ blog post, “The New Grand Strategy,” I was inclined to email him and suggest a complementary extension of our “national strategic imperative.” Consider, if you will, an expanded definition of sustainability that focuses not just on … Continue reading

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