As a designer, you have to be able to follow through with your ideas.
You must get in the trenches and be able to produce the documentation required to make good design a reality.
This contract documents details theater elements for a 1200 seat performing arts center.
Producing contract documents for the McCormick Tribune Campus Center was particularly challenging since the design was in a constant state of flux.
Rather than simply making cuts to the design, OMA answered cost reduction issues with intelligent design solutions. This required a huge amount of agility on the part of the technical team.
I believe the complete architect must be competent in the field. These pictures were taken at IIT during construction.
Due to the complexity of the design, the design team had to keep an almost constant presence in the field.