Form a team with the needed interdisciplinary skills, be committed and determined to listen and work together without ego or self-interest toward one goal; share knowledge and data openly; develop a common language and understanding of the information; respect, value and support team members and their work; develop trust and give up individual titles and roles in the common effort; synergize team strengths; encourage critical thinking, debate and conflict resolution; support the best ideas and the continuous team self evaluation of behavior and communication; and recognize the value of both timely focused leadership and direction and effective planning and organization.
Within the context of shared goals, a meaningful vision and agreed outcomes, first develop the right questions and expand options beyond the existing mindsets of the team. Develop questions that begin with what if? How might we? Questions that expand the team’s frame of reference, questions for which solutions will need to be sought. Work with ease and speed in the uncomfortable environment of the unknown, think about what really matters, look at things differently then one is used to and create shared work products that represent new thinking and ideas in terms of established existing methods, means and results.
With perseverance, persistence, discipline ,hard work and collective desire, accomplish as a group more than one could have achieved apart as isolated members of the team; at that time and place create the best work possible reflecting the values and goals of the project. Add true value not waste , particularly waste in terms of time, money or effort.
Design is the art of transforming beliefs and facts into concrete reality. I work with the Client to discover an idea that will organize the entire project into a coherent whole, providing the result with a unique sense of place and identity.
Together the Project Teams seeks coherence, authenticity and lasting value, utilizing in the project’s construction the most effective proven building systems.
I develop and use building systems and construction details which have proven success in the industry and reflect the overall architectural intent and language of project while addressing life cycle costs, constructability and coherence of material/system interfaces. My technical coordination services include QA/QC Project Document Reviews/ Project Condition Assessments, Technical Evaluations, detailing and detail database development.
I take an idea given to me by a Client or one of my own which has value to others and win support of that idea from the stakeholders, people who are effected by the idea and whose involvement is necessary for the success of the project. I define an inclusive process, build an effective organization, Implement the process and achieve the process’s intentions, goals and objectives.
I collaborate with my Client to focus strategic and market planning. We Initiate research and learn about relevant people and organizations to make my Client’s presence and services known to others. It is important that my Client be personally interested and ready to serve and assist others in achieving their goals if my Client wants to benefit from the planning and expand their business.
In achieving appropriate and profitable project coordination and management, I utilize cost effective “management of change” methods to respond to the inevitable changes in scope and time. I motivate staff by Implementing interactive project team collaboration. An important goal is to predict outcomes by employing “ intent-response” goal setting to develop staff time management awareness and budget control.
Present information using visual imagery, language and diagrams that dynamically convey the ideas being presented so that they can be easily understood by an audience that may not be versed in those ideas in order that the ideas may add to civil discourse concerning an issue “ of the times” and influence a more productive direction in the future.
Writing is the art of reduction and communication of the essential. I write recognizing the power of words and the time limitations of the reader in the ever faster pace of day to day, minute to minute activity, cognizant of the different nature and opportunities of the media in use today.
Recognizing the limitations of time and culture, I write with the goal of understanding the past experience of the audience and communicating ideas and observations that are clearly understood and relevant to the audience’s own personal experience.
I have built new as well as renovated existing single family residences. The central challenge is to maximize the benefit and minimize the cost of construction, providing the best possible life cycle performance of the materials, components and building systems. In that process, it is important to achieve quality and accuracy in the connection between the different components and materials because it is one of the means by which the challenge of good construction is met.
Just as in building construction, cabinetry focuses on the art of joinery of similar and dissimilar materials. I have designed and built freestanding furniture, component furniture and fixed in place cabinetwork of vary styles and visual language. Revealing the method and design of construction is an important part of the art of cabinetry.
I work to provide others with beautiful, elegant and useful solutions to current need whether it be something as simple as an OMNIUM Food Preserver or as complex as the OMNIUM Prayer and Peace Cookies.
I assist others in taking a product idea on the complicated and delicate journey from inception to “market”. Together we evaluate the product idea, determine the placement and agreement with the proper manufacturing entity and achieve a price for the product, which will guarantee both sales and a resulting profit.
I provide images that dramatically convey the goals and intentions of the project. Whether a rendering, a graphic layout or a logo, the work will make the viewer a believer.
My goal and objective is to convey both the underlying issues, the meaning, qualities and sensibilities of the subject and its context, regardless of the medium or method of expression.