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Wood & Grieve Engineers set new World Record

Posted November 15, 2016 by Charles Nelson

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Thought Leadership in Architecture

Posted November 21, 2015 by Charles Nelson

The whole idea of “thought leadership” is so attractive to those who want to see themselves elevated above the rest, or who see that need as a new business opportunity, that it persists and seems to be gaining traction. I, and a few others, sense more than little hubris in donning this Superman cloak, question...Continue Reading

Arguments Supporting ArchiSpeak

Posted October 22, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Recently published an article 150 Weird Words That Only Architects Use.  My response: Most of those 150 terms come from other lines of thinking that architects have merely borrowed (although they may attach slightly different meanings to them). Every profession and group has its own argot that it’s had to either borrow or create in...Continue Reading

Intentions and Pretensions in Architectural Discourse

Posted October 22, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Compiled by Charles Nelson (first published in Architect, Summer edition 1986-87) Recently, Design Intelligence retweeted an item from 150 Weird Words That Only Architects Use. This tweet whisked me back in time 29 years to a somewhat similar piece I’d written for the RAIA Victorian Chapter newsletter. I don’t fully agree with the premise...Continue Reading

Leadership Food for Thought

Posted October 20, 2015 by Charles Nelson

Leadership guru Tom Peters created a memorable idea, which has been repeated many times over by many people: Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. One who repeated it, Roy Bennett (@Inspiring Thinkn) coupled the saying with an image of a pride of lions, perhaps by way of lending it more meaning: Fact: Only...Continue Reading


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