Used to be an architecture student. Now I am here to inspire you, between work hours.
Google has revealed that it is planning to construct a 1.1 million square foot campus, dubbed “Bay View,” to be located in Mountain View, but “closer to San Francisco Bay.”
To make this a reality, Google has teamed up with NBBJ, a Seattle-based architecture firm which Vanity Fair calls “a somewhat more conventional choice” than the architect Google originally intended to work with back in 2011.
Today I stumbled upon a great poster created by Sam Brown, Alastair Parvin and Tatjana Schneider, that represents a synopsis of arguments of a debate, run by Project Context and hosted by SUAS (Sheffield University Architecture Society) with the subject “Schools of Architecture Should Be Dissolved!” I couldn´t agree more with what its says and I thought would be nice to share it with you. I think all these ideas does not only apply to architectural schools but for all the educative system .
Architecture Schools should be dissolved unless…
I am boldly going where not too many have dared to go. I’m being honest about how to treat your architect. Be forewarned I’m going to spell it out.
Now I want to go on record that my current clients are wonderful and I treasure our relationships. I have many past clients that I consider dear friends. Furthermore, I’m not crying the blues here due to a fragile ego. I just believe it’s just a matter of education. As in any relationship, if you don’t learn, read or care about enhancing your relationships, they’ll probably fail at worst, or be unhealthy at best. We as the service providers must deliver the best service for our clients; it’s our duty and it’s the right thing to do. However, it’s a two-way street, it takes two to tango, or (insert your own idiomatic relationship analogy).
Allow me to offer a list of things to consider as you hire and work with your architect. Remember, this is a relationship not just buying a product or ‘just buying a service.’ If you want the ‘most for your money’, consider these things carefully.