Tell us about your role at LS3P. Project Manager. What’s inspiring you right now? My wife is a nurse. It’s always a wild ride, but this last year and change has been an exercise in perseverance. She’s a rock star. In architecture, continuing advances in building science and sustainable design. What are your top 3 “desert island” items? Pumpkin beer (fight me), a fishing rod, and a music player of some sort. What are the greatest challenges we’re facing in the industry? 1) Climate change, sustainability, resilience, and our built response. 2) Flexibility in a post-Covid world. What is your superpower? Dad jokes. What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your role? Be thorough, but don’t forget to have fun, mentor, and seek mentors. Stay focused on what makes you passionate about the profession, even as your role evolves. What is your all-time favorite song? Learning to Fly – Tom Petty. About Brian Brian Tiede, LS3P architect and project manager, brings over 23 years of experience in diverse designs for higher education, K-12, healthcare, and commercial projects. Brian earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he graduated cum laude; his notable recent projects include the UNC-Greensboro Nursing and Instructional Building, advance planning for the UNC-Chapel Hill McColl Building Addition and Renovation, the Healthpark at Kildaire Medical Office Building, and North Wake College and Career Academy. His expertise also includes sustainable design, computer technology, and graphic presentation.