Posts Tagged ‘value engineering’

October 05, 2011

Landmark Shmandmark

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet Today’s post is by contributing writer Ryan Glass: In August I wrote about “what is Phoenix’s landmark building”, and my questioning what it was that people would think of a snapshot-worthy sites in our fair city. The response that you guys gave was fantastic and particularly thoughtful. From agreeing about the Security Building to lauding the Luhr’s tower and even trying to buy my friendship by complimenting my favorite topic, Metro Lightrail, I enjoyed reading all your comments so much, that I actually decided to do something about it. Before I get there, though, do me a favor.  Go…

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Tweet Architects have a reputation for spending their client’s money to live out their design fantasies.  Admittedly, there’s a reason for this reputation.  It happens. This is a big problem and it’s one we in the design industry need to address.  This reputation has led to our marginalization.  No wonder architects have little clout when it comes to convincing municipalities or developers to build smarter, better, efficient developments that work well. People with money who want to build something have lost faith that architects will spend their money wisely.  This is only because it’s true for the most part.  Many…

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