Ego and Power in Design Projects: B/A/D Talks


The new season for B/A/D Talks began with a vibrant evening of conversation on October 22, when we examined Ego and Power in Design Projects.

Kyle Hoepner, B/A/D Talks' amazing moderator, was joined by an excellent team of panelists: Tom Catalano, Catalano Architects, Allison Iantosca, F. H. Perry Builder, and interior designers David Nault and Paul White of Weena and Spook.

(l to r) Kyle Hoepner, Tom Catalano, Allison Iantosca, David Nault, and Paul White

(l to r) Kyle Hoepner, Tom Catalano, Allison Iantosca, David Nault, and Paul White

Kyle wrote this intention for our talk: "It can be a touchy subject, but few professionals who have been involved in home design are unaware of the struggles over creative control and client access that can lurk beneath even the most apparently placid team collaborations. At this B/A/D Talks we hope to tackle — in an open, honest, and positive way — how architects, interior designers, custom builders and others involved in residential projects can most productively understand and work through these issues."

KR+H's Paul Reidt said the sign of success was how the talk (unlike a presentation) was highly conversational with lots of interaction between the speakers and the audience.

The talk was open for conversation with colleagues who attended, making for a lively evening.

The talk was open for conversation with colleagues who attended, making for a lively evening.

Paul also noted it was fun to see our colleagues enjoying themselves so much! In fact, so much so that it was a bit of a challenge getting the actual talk started, and many lingered well after the talk for continued conversation.

Tom Catalano in conversation with KR+H's Kevin Thibeault.

Tom Catalano in conversation with KR+H's Kevin Thibeault.

Paul Reidt and I are thrilled to be co-producers of B/A/D Talks with John Kilfoyle of United Marble Fabricators and Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief of New England Home magazine.

Photos by Anastasia Sierra.