How can we measure the impact of design? What is the economic value proposition of the work that we do? Tom Jacobs of Krueck Sexton Partners and Marjanne Pearson of Talentstar joined Michelle Wempe for her Contemporary Design Seminar at Kansas State University (Part II) asking, “What will the design professions look like in 2030 and beyond?”
We love everything about architecture and design, and one of our passions is typography. When we heard there was a new font celebrating San Francisco, Marjanne’s home base, we had to include it in our font library.
What will the design professions look like in 2030 and beyond? Tom Jacobs of Krueck Sexton Partners and Marjanne Pearson of Talentstar joined Michelle Wempe for her Contemporary Design Seminar at Kansas State University.
It’s my pleasure to welcome Brien McDaniel to the Talentstar braintrust of collaborators. Brien is, himself, like a gemstone — with a bright and sparkling personality as well as great depth of character, expertise, and resonance.
During #womenshistorymonth, I’ve been telling stories about women in leadership within the A+D realm. Initially, I focused on the design professions, and then I profiled one of my long-term friends and business partners, Nancy Egan of New Voodou. Today, I’m shining my #spotlight on Gail Gabriel, who has been both a close friend and business partner for more than 50 years.
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.
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.”
When I first started working in the office of the Joint Venture Architects for the Bank of America Headquarters Building in San Francisco, I found myself in the midst of 50 architects and interior designers, located in an office on the 20th Floor of the still-under-construction high-rise.