The built environment reflects our culture. The way we experience this however is often too arbitrary, and is sometimes unremarkable and casually overlooked. Project focus on the product, or the building, typology or a design is a conscious shift beyond the typical focus surrounding customer service for a client or for selective project members. Interests for a typical project should include architecture and construction management as well as business models, materials sourcing networks, input from hard analysis of impacts to the local businesses etc. If a successful product in the building industry has the ability to be deemed successful at a cost structure level that is "relative," then can't it also set a precedent for what results drive realized success and failure for the luxury, value, and core areas of the marketplace?
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