As we move forward in 2015, we are reflecting on great work our team has recently completed and projects still in progress. A significant focus for us has been process. Higher accountability, rising costs and market dynamics all leave less margin for waste and error. For unlocking design solutions and innovation, there is not a more critical component than first planning and communicating the process.

Time is precious. Most of our clients have full-time careers, in addition to orchestrating the design and construction of a building project, and we take this to heart. No two organizations, projects or challenges are the same, and we take pride in providing leadership to our clients in planning the right process for them.

Throughout this year we will be sharing strategies we use to advance the process that allows for accelerated, but informed decision-making. Topics to be covered will include the following:

  1. Establishing the Vision. Goals and guiding principles  based on a shared understanding of the strategy behind the project.
  2. Assembling the Multidisciplinary Team. The right consultants and resources to maximize value in the solution without missing opportunity for innovation.
  3. Stakeholder and User Engagement. Decisions based on the right information at the right time.
  4. Project Implementation Strategies. Managing the process along the way to maintain the budget, scope or schedule, and seek opportunity.