by Theresa English, TK Architects International
Recently in a meeting a colleague made the comment, “That’s like using both a belt and suspenders.” He was trying to say the system under discussion was redundant. Being the only woman in the room (something unusual in our office), I had to speak up and say, “Hey wait a minute, in my world a belt does something different than suspenders. Belts hold things in and suspenders hold things up. Down isn’t generally an issue.” Well after the laughter cleared there was some very thoughtful contemplation from the guys. It was very evident that they had never stopped to think about it from that perspective. Many times, seeing a new perspective is just what is needed for a new or fresh idea, or a better answer.
This year has been a kaleidoscope of shifting ideas for me and great opportunities for new perspectives. (more…)