Shaping Success:

Strategies for Nurturing Your AE Firm’s Project Managers

Part 6 of the ‘Blueprint for Success’ Masterclass Series

Now available on demand

In the AE world, great project managers are sometimes underappreciated and overlooked. While they may not be the ones designing the buildings or producing drawings, they are the linchpin that holds the entire project together. It's a role that demands a unique skill set and finesse. However, for many AE firms, proper training and mentorship for project managers are often lacking. 

In this transformative course, Douglas Teiger, FAIA, a former managing partner at his own firm for 30 years and Founder of Teiger Consulting, gives an overview of the skillset and training necessary for firm leaders to hire and effectively nurture project managers. By the end of this session, you'll possess the knowledge and tools to elevate your project management practices and drive excellence in your firm's project profitability. 


By the end of this session, you will learn how to:


Clearly and concisely communicate information, both in writing and orally in a neutral manner, ensuring seamless project coordination 


Enlist tools to stay on top of the staffing, budget, and schedules  


Apply strategies to stay calm under pressure without resorting to defensiveness or abrasiveness, fostering a collaborative and productive environment 


Inspire and lead your project team, fostering forward-thinking approaches and effectively removing roadblocks 

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Did you know that you can receive one LU for this course?

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Douglas Teiger, FAIA 

Founder  | Teiger Consulting


Douglas Teiger, FAIA, graduated from Cornell University, in 1982 with a BARCH.  He opened his own firm in 1989 and grew from a solo practitioner to become managing partner of his 32-person firm.   

In 2009, Douglas received a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from USM, where he learned tools and skills he is sharing with his staff and clients. His ability to effectively streamline the operations allowed for more time to be spent on design and project research while creating a culture that fosters a holistic approach to a work life balance.    

In 2017, he served as President of the AIA Los Angeles Chapter and previously served on the AIA National Strategic Council. In 2019 Douglas transitioned out of his firm elevating three associates to partners, sold his shares and started his next venture, Teiger Consulting.   

Douglas’s mission is to “live an inspiring balanced life” whether it involves family, coaching, consulting, painting, or sports.   


In the world of architecture and engineering, professionals rarely receive the comprehensive business training they need, yet they often find themselves juggling the demands of design and business management. Enter visionary architect and business consultant, Douglas Teiger, FAIA. With a wealth of experience, he has crafted this exceptional series to empower fellow architects and engineers to elevate their firms, mirroring the success strategies of Fortune 500 companies, all while maintaining a harmonious work-life balance. 

Douglas Teiger's own journey from a solo practitioner to becoming the managing partner of a thriving 30+-person firm, followed by his venture into Teiger Consulting, serves as a testament to his expertise. 

Every third Wednesday of the month, Douglas Teiger delves deep into pivotal topics that promise to fortify your firm's profitability and set the stage for sustainable growth in the years ahead. 

Returning to BQE University with an upgraded version of this masterclass for the third year in a row, Douglas equips you with the systems and processes necessary to not only boost profitability but also reclaim the freedom to focus on the aspects of your practice and life that ignite your passion. 

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