IWD 2022: The Diverse Perspectives and Unique Influence Moms Have on Design

At Cushing Terrell, we value the diverse perspectives our team members bring to our design work and our firm as a whole. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the contributions of working moms. With the disruption caused by the pandemic on the normal routine of our lives, working moms often found themselves responsible for balancing both work from home and school/daycare from home. As we (hopefully) come out of the pandemic, it's crucial that we use the lessons learned from this time t...

Design-thinking crash course as an AIA awards judge

Imagine diving into a review of 304 design projects, spending 280 hours dedicated to thinking about design and what makes a good design project, and finally, voting for your top choice. If that sounds intense, it was. However, it was also an incredibly collaborative and illuminating experience. This is what it takes to be a juror for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2019 awards program. Homework I began reviewing submissions on August 17, and I kept up a pace of nine each day ...