This week we’re talking to Steve Ziger, a partner at Ziger/Snead, a Baltimore architecture studio with a national reputation for design excellence. Ziger/Snead’s predominantly urban expertise includes work for academic campuses, cultural institutions, non-profit headquarters and community centers, religious spaces, urban redevelopment and mixed-use projects, and custom residential design.
Be Like Water. Solve problems like water does.
Water, when faced with an obstacle, changes direction. When faced with circumstances beyond its control — like heat or cold — water changes form, to steam or ice. Water yields to the problem. Water is both yielding and unstoppable.
Water is life. Life is unfair and unpredictable. Water is always changing itself or what it encounters. Water has the power to change the shape of the Earth. It can be a destructive force or a gentle healer. Water is a source of energy and a mode of transportation. Water can be inspirational, mathematical, physical, mysterious, multi-dimensional, and metaphorical.
Welcome to my new website. Thanks to Justin Allen of What Works Studios for getting me started. Jessica Keyes of Prairie Sky Designs for making it happen. And to Bobby Kintz of Second Glance Photography for the great photographs.
I love what I do — help visionary leaders make the difference they were put on earth to do. Like Jesus Christ, JFK, MLK, Steve Jobs and many others have demonstrated, it starts with a compelling story.