Anyway, to be completely serious, when you see a potential perfect storm brewing, what do you do with your firm? Do you practice differently? Do you limit operating hours? Do you increase your marketing efforts? Do you hide under a desk with some carpet samples strategically placed around the openings? Take a look at the newest page at the AIA for some helpful links and tips (http://www.aia.org/navigatingeconomy).
I guess the only real “thing” we do differently in my firm is to keep our eyes open and spend a little more time chatting with our pals (engineers, architects, contractors, owners). So far it’s working. We’re busier these days than we were 4 to 6 months ago. What do you do? What do you see? What can you share?
As for my friend Sean, I’m planning on e-mailing him back with “Yeah, kind of strange and I can’t find my hand basket either.” HaHa
—Lisa Stacholy, AIA