FKP Architects build clear communication skills
Twenty-seven staff members from Houston-based FKP Architects recently participated in John Sturtevant's business half-day writing workshop.
The 4-hour session focused on strategies and tactics designed to help FKP’s business and design professionals think analytically, organize their ideas, and write clearly and persuasively.
“This is a must for anyone who writes as part of their profession,” said Mike Darden, Project Manager. “John showed us the value of listening to our readers and understanding what they need.”
“I gained a new perspective on writing,” said Hua Lin, Project Designer. “John taught me to plan and think first, and how to write like a human!”
“This was a very good presentation with applicable steps for writing and verbal communication,” said Kelly Bergeron, Senior Equipment Planner. “John gave us new ways to look at our presentations from different perspectives and personalize our communication.”
“Excellent!’ added Travis Ensey. “I really liked John’s idea of looking at my topic as a 3-dimensional object that has various perspectives and points of view. I’ll use that idea immediately.”
“More than a writing workshop,” said Project Manager Pier Vettorazzi. “This is a great, well-rounded business strategy workshop that will open your mind.”
“Refreshing!” said Westin Wendt, Expeditor. “It’s difficult to hold someone’s attention for four hours, but John managed it impressively. I learned a new perspective on thinking and writing.”
About FKP Architects
Founded in 1937, FKP Architects is a leading, full-service design practice focused on Transforming Business by Design™ in the healthcare, research and academic markets.
Providing best in class architecture, interior design, equipment integration and organizational consulting, the firm works with top-tier pediatric and cancer institutions, academic medical campuses and health science centers throughout the world. With offices in Houston, Dallas and Charlotte, North Carolina, FKP has more than 150 employees and has completed and ongoing projects in 42 states and four foreign countries.