James P. Cramer, Hon Aia, Hon Iida
The Next Architect: A New Twist On The Future Of Design
October 17, 2007

WEB SITES

  1. http://www.greenway.us/
  2. di.net

 

DIRECTION OF ARCHITECTURE FIRMS

  1. Running Out Of Fossil Fuels
  2. Population And Poverty
  3. Climate Change
  4. Water And Food
  5. Globalization
  6. War, Terrorism, Lawlessness

 

FORCES ON TODAY’S ARCHITECTURE

  1. Integration
  2. Design Build
  3. Talent Shortage
  4. BIM
  5. Increased Productivity
  6. Specialization Of Brand
  7. Fast Architecture
  8. Green And Sustainable Design
  9. Building Life Cycle Involvement
  10. High Definition Value

 All firms will be BIM in 2 ½ years.

 The opposite of the big trends will also be big markets.

 The more you are right about the future – the more wrong you will be perceived.

 Strategic Optimism

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