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Bryan Smith: The Disruptive Design Interview

THEN & NOW – TEN YEARS GONE It’s hard to believe it’s been over ten years since design started for Penn State’s Hort Woods Child Care Center.  What’s your take-away over that time period?  〉  Well, I was in my early/mid-thirties and now I’m in my early/mid-forties!  Jokes aside, those ten years have made a huge difference.  I was a newly PE’d engineer with some ideas and passion for sustainability trying to prove those idea to others…and to myself.  Since then, those concepts have held water in multiple instances.  I can present myself as experienced and the concepts as legitimized. ... Read More

Building Better Models by Building Better Relationships

The prevalence of technology in the design business today means that team members are literally sharing gigabytes of information at fiber optic speeds.  For the most part, this is great.  We can work faster and almost anywhere in the world with near instantaneous access to the latest update of the last square foot.  Lately, though, I have come to think that in our zealous embrace of data and information, we risk losing the understanding required to foster solid relationships among individuals and their firms. I’m revealing a little about my age here, but when I first started in this industry,... Read More