Down the Rabbit Hole – Designing Business

It’s surprising how conventional architectural businesses can be.  I guess you can’t blame us. What do architects know about business anyway?  It’s not a big part of any curriculum that teaches us how to architect, right?  Those of us who pursue the dream of owning and directing a design firm enter into a world more … Continue reading

No. 11 Largest Interior Design Firm in Boston Area!

Winter Street Architects is proud to announce that it has been ranked #11 in the Boston Business Journal’s List of Area’s Largest Interior Design Firms!  Up from #14 last year, our dedicated designers and staff helped make 2009 one of Winter Street’s best, which we are proud and honored to have accomplished in light of … Continue reading

Help for Haiti

(from Architecture for Humanity) On Jan. 12th a powerful 7.0 quake hit the impoverished nation of Haiti. This was followed more than 30+ strong aftershocks. There has been widespread major damage and a loss of life estimated to be between 45,000 to 50,000 (source: Red Cross). There are projections of 2-3M without shelter, leaving record … Continue reading

Lessons in Being Dauntless

Green Business Quarterly’s Fall 2009 Issue features some of the country’s most gallant small business leaders in the architecture world, and Mark and Paul of Winter Street Architects graced the opening section to discuss the ways we stay connected, innovative and aligned to our clients and community. Check out the terrific article here: GBQ 2009 – … Continue reading

Your Friendly “Glocal” Architect

As architects, in many ways we are forced to work “locally” – think “locally” and manage “locally.” In fact, there are rules about it, governing how and why and when this can happen. But in the larger world of this ever expanding global economy, our networks, knowledge centers and collaboration nodes are far exceeding our “local” reach towards the complex “global” system. How does this change the way we “local” architects work?

Rising in the Ranks

Winter Street Architects was listed at #41 in this years Boston Business Journal’s Largest Architecture Firms List! WhooHoo!  Last year we ranked 45, and while we don’t rake in the huge “traditional architecture” projects like most BIG firms, we are indeed happy to be rising in the ranks among the giants…so we can slay them in the future…oops, did I say that … Continue reading

T-Squares, Rulers, and Pencils (oh my!)

(by: heather the intern)   So here’s something we already know: sometimes it’s not just what you do, but how you do it. Now take that to the architecture world and we understand that it’s not always about the end product, but what the client gets in the process, and what tools you use to make … Continue reading

Innovate and Collaborate for the Creative Economy

Winter Street’s own Allison Brooks was  featured as part of the Creative Economy Association of the North Shore’s newest video about the organization’s mission, benefits and support of the thriving creative community at large.  Check it out and if you are a creative business owner looking to connect with like minds and leverage industry insight, … Continue reading

The Long View Approach

(By: Heather the Intern) Being innovative in this rocky market often means going out and actively looking for clients rather than waiting for clients to find you; and sometimes that means stepping outside your “bubble,” which is exactly what Winter Street is thinking and doing. This past week, I sat in on a meeting with Paul Durand, a … Continue reading

Growing the Creative Economy

Paul Durand Appointed to Creative Economy Council’s ‘For-Profit Working Group’ As part of the Commonwealth’s new effort to support the Creative Economy, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development has appointed local business professionals and organization leaders to the ‘Creative Business’ Working Group of the Creative Economy Council. Paul Durand from Winter Street Architects was nominated … Continue reading