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Building Alignment Simon Koster JDS Development Group


As owner-builder we build alignment! a·lign·ment! əˈlīnmənt/! Noun ! a position of agreement or alliance! !


There is
 natural alignment
 in this room! (We all like to build buildings)!


Your favorite construction project here!


Intrinsic constraints occlude voluntary alignment! (My priorities take
 precedence over yours)!


Your favorite construction debacle here!


Collaboration: 
 Lots of people,
 one vision! (Build a team that
 wants the same things)!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue!


626 First Avenue! !


626 First Avenue! !


Transition:
 Race toward uncertainty! (The sooner you find a problem, the more time you have to solve it)!


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower! Stella Tower


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower! !


Stella Tower! !


Stella Tower!


Stella Tower! !


Stella Tower!


Execute: 
 Be pragmatic! “if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged”! ! ! !-Ed Catmull!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower! !


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Walker Tower!


Bifurcation of risk is an impermeable wall! (So don始t separate it)!


(Façade) Empathy! em·pa·thy! ˈempəTHē/! Noun! the ability to understand and share the feelings of another!


111 West 57th Street!


111 West 57th Street!


111 West 57th Street! Â


111 West 57th Street! !


111 West 57th Street! !


111 West 57th Street!


111 West 57th Street! !


111 West 57th Street!


111 West 57th Street!


111 West 57th Street! 111 West 57th Street


111 West 57th Street! !


111 West 57th Street! !


111 West 57th Street!

Building Alignment presentation  
Building Alignment presentation  

Building Alignment presentation by Simon Koster, JDS Development Group, Facades+ conference New York 2015