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Town Hall #58 - Excellence & Better Future - EUK



Hosted by Mark Bergin


Panelists:

Claire Menzies - Group Chairwoman & Founder at Istoria Group

David Holt - Director at 74

Frven Lim - Director (UK) at DP Architects

Nigel Tresise - Co-founder at align

Kate Coghlan - Associate Architect & Exhibition Designer at Nissen Richards Studio / Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University

Simon Hamilton - Founder at Design Career Consulting

Philip Johnson - Programme Director at Locate East Sussex

Michael Lambrianos - Managing Director at Wiesner Hager UK

William Knight - Director of Renew Consultancy / Co-founder of Design Dialogue


Resources:

In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. (1982)

@vanbergin - THE RISE series

The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble - Christopher Wren

Quotes:


Claire

Perfection can be destructive

David

Designers need to work with the client to raise the bar

Fvren

Excellence starts with the communication of values in design … telling the story

Nigel

We must empower our teams to risk failure

Kate

Excellence in about the difference between gesture and detail
There is a crucial difference between excellence and perfection

Simon

To strive for excellence you have to let go of things

Philip

Effectiveness is tied up with excellence which is tied up with aesthetic appeal

Michael

Excellence is functional … durable … beautiful

Will

Excellence is about the people… a collective effort

Mark

The wow moment can sometimes be the wrong thing



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