Teach craft. Often the architect knows more about the criteria for craftsmanship with materials and construction than the contractor or subcontractor specialists. This is the result of contractors becoming managers of low skilled, low cost labor. There are few journeymen.

The ironic thing is the architect’s knowledge is second hand (head knowledge without the handwork). But by teaching craft and holding the requirements of quality during construction, we help the contractors, the industry and our projects grow and achieve quality.