I know I say it a lot, but the best design is always created when a group of people collaborate together. It is never the work of just one person to create a design masterpiece, but several people with their individual expertise pooling together. I am often yelling out "3 brains!" when my two assistants and I have created a solution.....together. Or "4 brains!" or "5 brains!" however many people it took to find a solution.
And its not always professionals in the design field that have the best input; involving each client in the design of their space adds a personal element with knowledge only available from the end user. The client, designer, builder, project manager and a host of unparallel craftspeople all work together to create a design with a depth of beauty that is as technically sound as it is aesthetically pleasing.
Recently I had a meeting with a new contractor I am working with and he provided me with the best quote to summarize my philosophy. Proverbs 15:22 "Plans fail for lack of council, but with many advisors they succeed."
Fri, July 16, 2010
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under