Congrats on making it to Friday! To help you make it through the day and carry on through the weekend, we thought we would bring you a little fun! Have you ever wondered how modernist design came about? Did Le Corbusier wake up one morning deciding that he valued function over form and that concrete would be his number one material for construction? Or was he influenced by trends of the past? Read on to find out for yourself! Once you are done reading, go ahead and continue the discussion onRead more
Happy Friday!! Today, we thought we would bring you some inspirational and somewhat dream-like architecture to uplift your creative spirits. While none of these buildings were actually built, they are fascinating. We’ve been having a great time around the office discussing how our cities would be different both architecturally and culturally if these buildings had actually materialized. For instance, what if the Manhattan Dome had actually been built in the 1960s? What social, physical, and environmental impacts would it have on the city? Would traffic in Manhattan be better orRead more
Happy Wednesday! It’s been another busy week at work. What better way to take a breather from it all than to glance through this week’s reading? This week we have a heavy emphasis on the hiring process from both perspectives, a little dash of STEM encouragement, followed by some self-help in the productivity department, and to finish things up we brought you an article that you may (or may not) want to leave on your boss’s desk.
Whether you are currently seeking a position or seeking to fill a position there’sRead more
From sun-baked clay bricks in 9,000 BCE to ETFE in the present day, this Friday Fun post illustrates the history of trends in architectural building materials around the world. If one of these materials could make a strong comeback, which one would you choose? Do you have any predictions on what future materials in architecture will be? Let us know and continue the discussion on LInkedIn or feel free to tweet us your comments!Read more
Congratulations you’ve made it halfway through the week and to reward you, we are bringing you six more articles of interest. The articles we’ve read this week span a large array of topics. We tried to stay away from leadership, but we just can’t help ourselves from sharing more tips and tricks on the topic.
Do you consider yourself a creative person? Maybe you used to, but as time went on you lost touch with your creative side. Maybe you worry that you don’t possess the creative gene at all, butRead more
Look upon a professional executive search as an investment in improving the quality of your managerial and technical horsepower
From the Archives:
Written by James H. Kennedy
The next time you have an important managerial or technical slot to fill in your company, consider putting an executive search firm to work for you. “I can’t afford it,” you might say. An executive search may certainly seem to be expensive (at a fee of 30% of the first year’s compensation plus out-of-pocket incidental expenses, this works out to around $25,000 for a $75,000Read more
Happy Friday! Today we thought we would provide you with a very helpful breakdown of how the architecture and engineering worlds differ. People often think that the two overlap and that an architecture firm does provide engineering services and vice versa, but that is simply not the case. Even though this image is directed towards students who may be indecisive about which career to pursue, I would take the time to read through it. You may learn a thing or two and we would be happy to know what you learned soRead more
Hey Ho happy Wednesday! At this point, we are almost halfway through February and our personal New Years Resolutions are in full swing. That being said, we’ve been focusing on how to improve our onboarding processes, improving leadership strategies, and how to improve ourselves amongst our coworkers. We hope you enjoy the selections we’ve chosen for you this week.
This Wednesday we thought we would start things off with a brief video. In this video, Amy Simmons the co-founder of Amy’s Ice Creams discusses her trick for hiring new employees. WhileRead more
This Friday we are going international! We have all seen Dubai go through tremendous growth over the years and for today’s Friday Fun we thought we would present you with the Seven Wonders of Dubai. Did you know that Dubai was home to the largest performing fountain the world? Or that with over 1,200 stores the Dubai Mall is the largest in the world? I think my favorite fact is that it plans to build a wind-powered hotel in which not only is the internal energy powered by wind, butRead more
We hope you had a chance to check out what we read last week and enjoyed it. This week, we are bringing you six more articles that cover topics such as failure, performance reviews, leadership, teamwork, and technology.
Most of us pride ourselves on our strengths and give little attention to our weaknesses. It is important to realize that focusing our weaknesses is not a waste of time, but can make us stronger, better individuals. Part of the challenge and journey is not only recognizing that we’ve failed, but to evaluateRead more