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The Same…Yet Different

Posted on July 5th, by Michael Menn in Uncategorized. Comments Off on The Same…Yet Different

Most of my career has been spent designing and building in the high end residential market.  And I’ve developed specific expertise (and accreditation) in aging-in place – creating spaces with the functionality required to allow people to live in their home as they grow older.

So when the opportunity came to serve as the general contractor for a preschool in Chicago, I jumped at the chance.  What I thought was really cool was, while in a lot of ways this project was very different than my “usual” projects, in many ways it was also quite similar.  I am sure many of you who deal with different types of clientele in your businesses can relate.

So how was this project different from my typical project?

First, on my typical project, I am looking to meet the needs of one type of client…generally an adult couple.  So when I look at the project, I am looking at it through their eyes only.  On this project, I needed to meet the needs of two types of clients.  The first were the adults – teachers, parents, etc.  But then I also had to look at the project through the eyes of a child.  I had to visualize … Read More »