Level Design Podcast

Level Design Podcast

By Scott Zurn
A podcast for Architects and Engineers.

Join Scott Zurn, Professional Engineer with over 3 decades of experience and Founder of Level Design Partners, in exploring the in’s and outs of the design industry, bringing new thinking to outdated systems, and restoring value and honor to the unique people who choose to be designers, engineers, and architects.

We’ll be discussing how Architects and Engineers can thrive in this industry by creating more freedom, flexibility, and financial security as a design professional, regardless of their current situation.
More places to listen

More places to listen

The Future of Employment
I believe we are in an employee and employer revolution. I think we are in a place where there’s disillusionment from both parties about the other. Disjointed expectations between the two. The last time this happened at the scale was after the depression. So what's the solution to this problem? Let's explore. Episode Schedule: Every other Monday Get Involved: Go to leveldesignpartners.com Sign up to our newsletter and get information not found anywhere else. Respond to the welcome email with any insights regarding your unique perspective in the industry. What is working, not working, what you like, disklike, any ideas for improvement. Every episode we will be sharing these insight with our listeners (anonymously unless requested otherwise). Scott Zurn's LinkedIn
10:53
May 13, 2019
Organizational Change - Restoring Purpose
Innovative business structures are emerging. B-Corporation (For-Benefit) that are legally required to make business decisions based on profit, people, and the planet. In today's episode we explore how these new models can impact you and the old models are outdated and broken. It's time for a change. We are shifting our thinking so that Architects and Engineers can thrive in this industry. ✅ The pros and cons of the current business model within most A&E firms. ✅ How For-Benefit Corporations are changing the industry and the world. ✅ How the For-Benefit business structure allows you to thrive. Episode Schedule: ~Every other Monday Get Involved: Go to leveldesignpartners.com Sign up to our newsletter and get information not found anywhere else. Respond to the welcome email with any insights regarding your unique perspective in the industry. What is working, not working, what you like, dislike, any ideas for improvement. Every episode we will be sharing these insight with our listeners (anonymously unless requested otherwise). Scott Zurn's LinkedIn
14:52
March 6, 2019
Modernizing our industry for the benefit of the Design Professional
The modernization of the business of A&E is going to happen, and needs to happen. In fact, it is happening as we speak. In this episode we look at technology and new business structures that are changing the way we work, collaborate, market, buy, sell and live. We are shifting our thinking so that Architects and Engineers and thrive in this industry. We take a look at exponential change in other industries that quickly put behemoth companies out of business in a matter of years. Why couldn't they pivot? Why didn't they embrace technological evolution?   Episode Schedule: Every other Monday Get Involved: Go to leveldesignpartners.com Sign up to our newsletter and get information not found anywhere else. Respond to the welcome email with any insights regarding your unique perspective in the industry. What is working, not working, what you like, dislike, any ideas for improvement. Every episode we will be sharing these insight with our listeners (anonymously unless requested otherwise). Scott Zurn's LinkedIn
16:33
February 4, 2019
The Industry Isn’t Going to Increase Your Fair Market Value
How much of your Fair Market Value are you keeping? Based on conversations with architects and engineers across the country of all different disciplines and ages, we have a pretty good guess. We've looked at the past 40 years to project the next 40 within the design industry. In this episode Scott discusses the past, present, and future of your fair market value. How can we keep more of it? If you feel like you're not keeping much of your Fair Market Value, be sure to listen to this episode in its entirety. Episode Schedule: Every other Monday Get Involved: Go to leveldesignpartners.com Sign up to our newsletter and get information not found anywhere else. Respond to the welcome email with any insights regarding your unique perspective in the industry. What is working, not working, what you like, dislike, any ideas for improvement. Every episode we will be sharing these insight with our listeners (anonymously unless requested otherwise). Scott Zurn's LinkedIn
15:01
January 24, 2019
A&E: Are You A Commodity
In our conversations with architects and engineers across the country of all different disciplines and ages, we have started to hear a common theme. The business of A&E has diverged from the practice of A&E. Is today's episode, Scott explores the history of our industry, how we got here and what the future holds. If you are an A&E professional feeling more like a commodity than a valued design professional, be sure to listen to this episode in its entirety. Episode Schedule: Every other Monday Get Involved: Go to leveldesignpartners.com Sign up to our newsletter and get information not found anywhere else. Respond to the welcome email with any insights regarding your unique perspective in the industry. What is working, not working, what you like, disklike, any ideas for improvement. Every episode we will be sharing these insight with our listeners (anonymously unless requested otherwise). Scott Zurn's LinkedIn
11:30
January 21, 2019
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