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Roundtable Review: Supercharging Business Creativity

Research shows that design-driven S&P 500 companies outperform the overall index by up to 228%. The best-performing companies use creativity and design-thinking to innovate and operate more efficiently than their peers.

Yet many businesses don’t prioritize creativity or design, often because the value is hard to measure, and even harder to define as a business strategy.

  1. Workshop Review: The Future of Modular Architecture

    We are on the cusp of a transformative change in the way we design and build our cities. Architect David Wallance proposes a...
  2. Roundtable Review: (Re)Building Office Culture

    After more than a year of remote work, and following a largely successful vaccine rollout in urban centers, teams are finally now...
  3. Optimizing Supply Chains for Freedom

    A recent headline in The Wall Street Journal summed up the state of the global supply chain as a “mess, everywhere you look.”
  4. Virtual Tour: At The Luss House

    On Thursday June 3rd, we took Brick & Wonder members and their guests on a virtual tour of contemporary art exhibition, At The Luss House....
  5. Roundtable Review: Expanding Business Ownership

    As a business grows, it becomes increasingly critical to retain senior team members with deep, institutional knowledge, valuable client and...
  6. In Profile – Gerald Luss

    An often overlooked icon in modern architectural history, Gerald Luss’s family home (1955) in Ossining, NY, has regained global attention...
  7. Workshop Review: Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs

    Self-Limiting Beliefs are the unhealthy thoughts, intuitions, feelings, statements, and structures that keep you from achieving your desired...
  8. Meet Leah, Owner @ Settepani, Harlem

    Our volunteer design team, led by Jordi Biosca, Design Director at Brick & Wonder member, Lang Studio, visited Settepani in Harlem this week...
  9. Meet Duane, Owner @ NBHD Brulee, Harlem

    Our volunteer design team, led by Brick & Wonder member Architect Nina Cooke John, visited NBHD Brulee in Harlem this..
  10. Open Restaurants Fundraise

    Brick & Wonder has teamed up with Design Corps to help two Harlem restaurants, Settepani and NBHD Brulee, build outdoor dining..
  11. Workshop Review: Digital Advertising for Small Businesses

    Digital Advertising can be a great way to build brand awareness, generate inbound leads, and to support content marketing campaigns....
  12. The Ultimate Dream Home Design Checklist

    You can picture it in your mind: your dream home - a custom dwelling built to suit the way you live your life. Now, how do you take that...
  13. Building Your Dream Home – Pt 3 Review

    On Thursday 4/22 we held the last of our three-part series on Building Your Dream Home, in partnership with the Financial Times. Once a...
  14. Building Your Dream Home – Pt 2 Review

    On Thursday 4/15 we held the second of our three-part series on Building Your Dream Home, in partnership with the Financial Times. Once a...
  15. Building Your Dream Home – Pt 1 Review

    On Thursday 4/8 we kicked off our three-part series on Building Your Dream Home, in partnership with the Financial Times. The series began...
  16. Roundtable Review – On Time, On Budget

    Regardless of the discipline, delivering projects on-time and on-budget is always difficult. When the project is a building, with many...
  17. Roundtable Review: Hiring & Firing

    Whether hiring for growth, for a niche skillset, for diversity, or for a new strategic initiative, the process can be time-consuming and...
  18. Brick & Wonder Profile – Trey Trahan

    Brick & Wonder member, Trey Trahan is an architect based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His firm works globally on residential, cultural, and...
  19. Use Net Promoter Scores to measure your performance from your client’s perspective

    If I asked you to measure how delighted your customers actually are, how would you go about it? Do you know when things went well or, more...
  20. Workshop Review – Building Science Fight Club

    On Thursday 2/4 we invited Brick & Wonder members and their teams or colleagues to join us for a Conversation hosted by Christine...
  21. Just When It’s Needed Most, Startup Veev Is Figuring Out How To Build Homes Faster

    Three months, or just 90 days. That’s the current forecast of new home supply that we have in the U.S.,..