Our FirmIt's not about one solutions.
"When we are at our best, we can sense what's coming around the corner. We help our clients with their current situation, and perhaps more importantly, we help them prepare and plan for where they want to be in the months and years ahead. We are committed to helping our clients excel — however they choose to define it."
Hugh Hochberg

Our Approach

When we work with a client, we look to find answers to the stated concern. We also search to uncover the longer term objectives, which are often quite different. Rather than prescribing one solution, our analysis seeks alternative answers. We show you the courses of action that are available to deal with the stated issues, together with their implications and probable consequences.

Our goal is to encourage a dialogue that allows you to forge a strategy that is both effective and comfortable. The result will be an answer that you are motivated to pursue.

The consultant's role is not to run your firm. Our commitment is to enable you to realize your goals and potential. The results will always be your achievement. We are proud to be in the forefront of those who have responded to these leadership and management needs and advanced the state of the art.


  • We work only with service firms in design professions:
    architectsconstruction managers
    engineersconstruction companies
    plannersgraphic designers
    interior designersadvertising firms
  • Since 1967, we have provided counsel to more than 1,800 firms ranging in size from sole practitioners to 5,000.
  • Our clients are located throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, and New Zealand.
  • We have worked with more than half of the architecture firms who have been awarded the coveted Firm Award by the American Institute of Architects.
  • Some of our clients are already into their 10th generation of continuous operation. Others have sought our help before starting up a practice.
  • Our client roster parallels the size, age, and nature of firms active in the professions we serve.
  • We are proud that a number of our clients' successes have been recognized nationally by management achievement awards and by publication in professional journals.