Lessons from Bill II

Many of us were lucky to have our founder, Bill Little, as a mentor, and his lessons are still shared throughout our firm – but they were so helpful that I thought I’d start sharing some of them on our external blog.

I spent my first few years at Little as a very frustrated designer, wondering why my clients kept saying no to my best design ideas. Meanwhile, I noticed that Bill’s clients must have been a lot smarter than mine… because they always said yes to his ideas. READ MORE

May 1st, 2013 | Comments Off | P.S.
Lessons from Bill

Bill Little, our founder, has taught us many lessons over the course of many years. At first blush, his advice wasn’t always brand new or paradigm shifting – but the way he drove his message home was – which is why we remember them still today. Bill was making ideas sticky before we even knew what that meant… and way before we had blogs to talk about it. READ MORE

November 28th, 2012 | Comments Off | Beyond Architecture
Times Are Changing

Long distance phone calls, color TV, cursive, typewriter, record album, film, hitchhiking, phone booth, burlesque show, pocket calendar, rolodex, phone book, pink slip, comedians on records…

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September 6th, 2012 | Comments Off | Beyond Architecture
Higher Education Could Take a Lesson from Corporate Workplace

A contemporary learning environment vs. a more agile workplace environment

 As I toggle back and forth between Corporate Workplace projects and Higher Education projects, I’m struck by the dramatically different pace of evolution in those environments.

Workplaces are evolving to enable new ways of working and collaborating, physically and digitally. Work settings are being customized in real time to adapt to an increasingly social and mobile working environment. Meanwhile, with a few exceptions, higher education classroom buildings remain inflexible and unable to accept change, despite the clear need for varied, scalable learning settings that can change on a semester-to-semester (or even a day-to-day) basis. READ MORE

July 9th, 2012 | Comments Off | Live & Learn