Join us for Best Practice, a virtual fireside chat series dedicated to practice operations at architecture firms and beyond. From pain points to potential, hear how leaders in the architecture and engineering industry are innovating through new business models and managerial techniques.
We’re chatting with Trevor Bullen AIA and Sarah Hughes of Snow Kreilich Architects.
Trevor Bullen AIA is a Senior Associate at Snow Kreilich Architects. Over the past four years, Trevor served as Director of Operations at Snow Kreilich Architects and has since handed off the role to Sarah Hughes. Trevor is a broadly experienced architect with over 20 years of professional experience. He brings to Snow Kreilich Architects significant international experience; having worked on a wide range of architecture, landscape architecture and planning projects in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. He enjoys the deeply personal and collaborative aspects of architectural practice, tailoring specific solutions to individual needs. From 2000 to 2016, he led an award winning architecture and planning studio on the island of Grenada, completing more than 30 built projects. The work of his firm has been published extensively in journals and books, including being featured in a monograph on Contemporary Caribbean Architecture (Lumis 2015). In addition to practice, Trevor has remained active in academia. He has taught architectural design at the Boston Architectural College and the City College of New York, as well as a guest critic at Harvard University, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute among others.
Sarah Hughes is the Director of Finance & Operations at Snow Kreilich Architects. She was educated, trained, and practiced as an architectural designer for a decade before transitioning to small business operations. Prior to Snow Kreilich, Sarah was a bookkeeping and accounting consultant, catering primarily to architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and other creative-based companies in the Twin Cities area. She has over 20 years of small business understanding, advising and developing upon the specialized nature of design firm constructs.
In this 45 minute chat, we'll talk to Trevor and Sarah about how to run operations at a mid-size architecture firm.
- How Trevor handed off the director of operations role to Sarah after his four years in the role
- How Snow Kreilich designs their practice around quality of life
- Navigating the mid-size studio conundrum
Snow Kreilich Architects is a nationally recognized, award-winning architectural firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio focuses on producing architecture that performs against multiple measures of design success, including sustainability, equity, economy, and beauty. www.snowkreilich.com