Managing Through a Downturn: Notes From the Field

Learn about the disruptions reshaping architecture and gain insight on managing through them.


There is plenty of expert advice about how firms and individuals can weather a downturn. But does the conventional wisdom apply to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19? Get the inside scoop at this unique session featuring leaders from small- and mid-sized firms. They’ll discuss the disruptions that are reshaping architecture and the communities and industries the profession serves, along with tips and advice to manage your business.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the kinds of challenges architects are facing in this unprecedented time of simultaneous health, economic, racial, environmental and political crises.
  • Learn how they can build a firm or affiliated support system around them to better weather shocks and stresses.
  • Learn why it is important to acknowledge past injustices before moving forward in building an equitable future. Learn why now is the best time to take steps to move your firm forward.
  • Learn why it is important to align your values with those of your clients. How to take advantage of times of crisis help better align values and vision.
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    Nathaniel O. Clark


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    Bruce Herrington


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    Natalie Morgan


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    Mel Price


    Principal and Co-founder |  Work Program Architects   



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