Spotlight

A Celebration of Marketers

As a coda to our recent stories about Weld Coxe and SMPS, let us all celebrate the tremendous evolution that has occurred within our professional over the past four decades. In a 1973 survey of more than half of ENR’s Top 200 firms, only six companies reported having full-time marketers on staff. Today, SMPS is the network for more than 7,000 marketing and business development professionals representing 3,250 firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting business throughout the USA and Canada.

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An Architect Who Paints

To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, I am shining the spotlight on one of my dearest friends, Ruth Gless FAIA, who I have known for more than 30 years. By her own definition, she is an architect who paints.

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#PayAttention

In December 2018, in the New York Times Opinion Section, Allison Arieff asked, “Where Are All the Female Architects?” In The Architect’s Newspaper, Julia Gamolina said, “We’re right here.”

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Welcome to the Spotlight

As Gloria Steinem said, "Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." We plan to use this space to scheme and dream, to give voice to our thoughts, and to share new ideas. We welcome your voice, too. Please let us know what you think. (A comments section will be added soon.)
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Clyde V. L. Pearson, FCSI

My father, Clyde V. L. Pearson, would have been 100 years old in 2012. He was born on February 1, 1912, and unfortunately, he passed away in 1977, at the age of 65. He was a huge influence in my life and career. This is his story, and mine, too.

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A Tribute to Weld Coxe

In 2011, I was honored when Randy Pollock, the Managing Editor of Marketer — the Journal of the Society for Marketing Professional Services — asked me to curate a very special tribute to Weld Coxe for the August issue.

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Weld and Me

In September 2011, I was honored to curate a special tribute to Weld Coxe for the August issue of Marketer — the journal of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. But I thought that I should tell one more story about how Weld changed my life.

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