As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, workplaces across every industry are redefining what it means to perform their essential functions; Hord Coplan Macht is no different. Although architecture is a highly collaborative field, which traditionally has mandated in-person meetings, HCM has been exploring alternative methods of harnessing the same creativity and teamwork that allow team members to safely social distance. 

In this two-part series, we interview one of our team members on the ways that she is adapting her processes to better fit a virtual model. Heather Bemis, AIA, is one of the firmwide resources for ‘pull planning’, a lean scheduling technique that has been successfully used on many of the firm’s most complex projects.

Check back next week for part two in the series where Heather discusses the ways that this highly cooperative process is adapting to reflect current events and the lessons learned from a virtual practice that may influence evolution in the traditional model. 

Pull Planning Part 1