February’s Featured Architect: David Adjaye

February’s Featured Architect: David Adjaye

At its core, architecture is about building for communities. No one does community-focused architecture better than my friend, Sir David Adjaye, which is something I’ve always admired about his work. Adjaye is a British-Ghanaian architect, born in Tanzania, who was...
January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

Two architects that altered the way I think about design and buildings are Eero Saarinen and Mario Botta. Both have a striking shift in the paradigm of what buildings can do to change the very way we think about our everyday surroundings. Botta was born in Switzerland...
December’s Featured Architect: Jeanne Gang

December’s Featured Architect: Jeanne Gang

Architect Jeanne Gang, who was named Time Magazine’s most influential architect in 2019, deserves recognition for both her incredible designs and her work in raising awareness about ecological issues in the industry. Gang hails from Belvedere, Illinois, and went on to...
The Bottom Line: Appreciation

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

When it comes to weathering challenging circumstances, the bottom line is appreciation. The most important thing a leader can do is demonstrate a genuine appreciation for the people that show up, day after day, to do their job despite the difficulties at hand.  The...
November’s Featured Architect: Bjarke Ingels

November’s Featured Architect: Bjarke Ingels

November’s featured architect is my friend, the young and charismatic Bjarke Ingels, who is a Danish architect and the founder of Bjarke Ingels Group—better known as BIG. He was born in Copenhagen in 1974 and demonstrated an interest in drawing from a very young age....
The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour Final Week

The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour Final Week

Well folks, that’s a wrap! This week we completed the final leg of The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour, which turned out to be just as incredible as I anticipated. This week we made 10 stops, beginning and ending in Chicago.   On Monday we visited the Harbor Freight Tools...