Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

All articles for the month of 05/2016.

Leveraging Successful Business Strategies

Leveraging Successful Business Strategies

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple teamed up with Portland, Oregon’s Skylab to present at this year’s AIA Convention.  Over 300 hundred people showed up to hear the panel speak about the five mindshifts that help small to medium-sized firms set themselves apart in an ever-shifting market.  From financial metrics to teaming structures, the panel discussed the following five topics with a mix of audience polls, presentation slides, and good ol’ fashion discussion:

- Lateral Leadership
- Collaboration
- Transparent Metrics
- Diversification of Services
- Culture of Giving Back

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A Framework for Resilient Design: Lessons and Examples from New Orleans and Beyond

A Framework for Resilient Design: Lessons and Examples from New Orleans and Beyond

How do you solve an equation with nothing but variables?

One of the many challenges facing the US Army Corps of Engineers is coastal damage caused by waves, wind and surge. Hurricanes have significantly increased the vulnerability of coastal areas to natural disasters. The Corps aims to reduce these coastal risks and “improve resilience to these hazards through an integrated approach that draws from the full array of coastal risk reduction measures.”

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Announcing the two new 2016-17 Research Fellows

Announcing the two new 2016-17 Research Fellows

Over the course of the next year, the selected individuals will explore fundamental questions of how architectural practice can orchestrate the integration of civil and landscape design, so that soils, hydrology, structure, social and living systems work together to make better buildings and cities.  They will advance this work while embedded within the design practice at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, winner of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Firm Award.

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