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MANCINI: HOW TO REINVENT A 105-YEAR-OLD DESIGN FIRM (W/ CHRISTIAN GIORDANO, BOLANLE WILLIAMS-OLLEY )

Join us for Best Practice, a virtual fireside chat series dedicated to practice operations at architecture firms and beyond. From pain points to potential, hear how leaders in the architecture and engineering industry are innovating through new business models and managerial techniques.

We’re chatting with Christian Giordano and Bolanle Williams-Olley of Mancini Duffy about how to reinvent a 105-year-old design firm.

Christian Giordano is the most innovative person in the architecture field today. Driven by a quest for learning with 25+ years of experience, Christian – host of “The Anti-Architect Podcast” – is reimagining the building industry with a progressive approach as president and co-owner of Mancini Duffy, a 105-year-old NYC-based architecture and design firm. In 2020, he completely revolutionized the design process as the inventor of the patent-pending The Toolbelt, a software suite that allows users to explore and manipulate 3D models collaboratively in VR to make decisions together.

Bolanle Williams-Olley is chief financial officer and co-owner of Mancini Duffy, a technology-first design firm. She is a dynamic leader within the built industry and the founder of several impact organizations. She is also the author of Build Boldly: Chart your unique career path and lead with courage.