BUSINESS NEWS DEWBERRY DESIGN PROJECT RECEIVES AIA EASTERN OKLAHOMA AWARD Dewberry , a privately held professional services firm, has announced that its conceptual design for a proposed mixed-use development in downtown Cleveland, Ohio’s, Nautica Waterfront District was recently awarded the 2020 Citation Award in the unbuilt category by the American Institute of Architects Eastern Oklahoma chapter. Award winners were announced during a live presentation held at the Admiral Twin drive-in movie theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dewberry provided conceptual architectural design services for the proposed development on behalf of developers WIN Capital, LLC, based in Washington, D.C., and Heffner & Weber, based in Maryland. The proposed 120,000-square-foot, mixed-use, multi-block development features a waterfront boutique hotel, multi-family and urban town house residential space, and the EQUILIBRIUM brand that combines sports, wellness, experiential retail, restaurants and entertainment, as well as co-working and co-living space. “When this project was brought to us, we were beyond excited to take on the unique challenge and work with a client who encouraged us to let loose our creative juices and create a concept for a place that would enhance an already great city,” says Dewberry Director of Design Eric Vogt, AIA, LEED, RA.
The design addresses a lack of modern hospitality and residential infrastructure, while preserving the architectural history of the area. Using dynamic combinations of design elements, the team aimed to reflect the dynamism that the development will bring to this part of Cleveland. Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. CALIFORNIA’S FIRST DIVERGING DIAMOND INTERCHANGE OPENS TO PUBLIC TWO MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE Dewberry | Drake Haglan, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that the State Route (SR) 120/ Union Road diverging diamond interchange in Manteca, California, is now open to the public. California’s first DDI converts an aged, tight-diamond interchange to an upgraded interchange that carries travelers more efficiently on and off the freeway and to destinations north and south along Union Road. The $25-million project includes new signalized
intersections, highway lighting ramp metering, signs and striping, as well as a Class I pedestrian trail to carry pedestrians and bicyclists safely across the SR 120 freeway fully separated from traffic. “We’re very excited that this critical intersection is now open to the public,” says Dewberry | Drake Haglan Construction Manager and Resident Engineer Rob Shackelford, PE, CCM. “Offering a safer intersection for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists ahead of schedule is something that our entire team is proud of.” Dewberry | Drake Haglan provided construction management services, as well as environmental monitoring and public outreach on the project from its office in Manteca. Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and more than 2,000 professionals nationwide.
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may not be able to respond instantly to them as you have done in the past. You will get more done and feel better if you can pull this one off. 5)Make a better effort to communicate with your people. Alienation, fear, anxiety – these feelings and more are widespread in your employees today. You need to be sure they aren’t misinformed and have a full understanding of where you stand and what the company is doing to meet the challenges you are dealing with. This is where open-book management really becomes more crucial than ever before and also where your people skills will either shine or evidence their deficiency. 6)Commit a certain amount of time every week to talk to your clients. This cannot be overemphasized. You need to fully understand how your clients are doing and what they need your help with. You may need to make changes in your offerings. You may need to add new services and capabilities to better help your clients. Pick up that phone. Send out those emails. Set up those Zoom calls. Allocate a certain amount of time to this effort by scheduling it in your calendar. Look – I’m sure we could all add to this list of things we need to do in 2021. I’m sure many of us have resolutions to exercise more, change our diets, and work on our bad habits, but don’t forget our companies have a life of their own. They need the same care we are giving ourselves to remain healthy and viable in the year ahead! MARK ZWEIG is Zweig Group’s chairman and founder. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3)Do something for your best people to keep them going. You are more vulnerable than ever to losing good people. They are likely more mentally separated from the company just because either they or their teams are not all working in the office together every day. Maybe now is the time to make new ownership offers? Maybe some people deserve a raise even though most others in the firm may not get one and owners may have to take a pay cut. At a minimum, you had best show a keen interest in how your best people are doing and where they are mentally so you keep them on board throughout 2021. “Maybe with the holiday downtime – when everything quiets down and we have a chance to do a little introspection – it’s normal to come up with a list of things you want to change about yourself or how you are running your business.” 4)Put down that phone for some period of time every day. It’s become more apparent to me throughout 2020 that our phones – while truly amazing tools for finding information and communicating with other people – are the greatest single source of distraction that is hurting our ability to focus on anything that takes some mental concentration. So create some “phone-free” time every day when people know you
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