From Multi Award-Winning FORESIGHT ARCHITECT:

Discover how Maria Lorena Lehman uses the power of 100X Innovation to help futureproof your architecture firm while accelerating its impact.

Maria Lorena Lehman is recipient of the above featured awards and honors, and has been seen in:

Is your firm at risk?

  • Subpar Experimentation: You do not have an R&D Department or make time for optimal design exploration and experimentation to drive groundbreaking design research and discovery.

  • Subpar Innovation: Your architectural innovation is not "sticky". Your ideal innovative vision gets "chiseled away" and does not make it into the final construction of building.

  • Subpar Vision/Mission: You do not have a clear and compelling vision/mission about the ultimate defining impact of your designs. Your firm's design values are not fully integrated into projects.

  • Subpar Design Tools: You do not keep-up-with or invent new design tools or techniques that inform and advance your firm's design processes.

  • Not Leveraging Full Creativity: Your architecture firm does not properly leverage creativity when balanced against efficiency.

  • Subpar Brand Identity: Your firm is only stereotyped for its particular design style instead of being known for its savvy and evolving design innovation.

  • Subpar Strategic Process: Your firm has trouble advancing beyond its past architectural design projects. You lack full vision and strategy into how your firm can breakthrough to its next level of design innovation and mastery.

  • No Foresight Scanning: You do not consistently track or scan emerging trends and innovations that could disrupt the architectural design industry. You miss out on turning potential industry disruptions into leader-positioning opportunities.

An organization that falls behind on innovation and R&D will limit their global impact and they could become "vulnerable to challenges from established competitors and at risk from disruption by startups. Therefore developing and investing in R&D — particularly leaders — should be a focus and competitive advantage for CEOs and Founders".

— Carpe Diem Global

With Advisory toward 100X Innovation You Gain:

  • Market Growth by turning your firm's hardened positioning into a growth launchpad that accelerates its impact.

  • Firm Futureproofing by turning the architecture industry's disruption signals into opportunities for innovation and market leadership.

  • Strategic Foresight by turning silo thinking as derived from past projects into expansive ideation that uplevels your firm's mastery with each new project.

  • Leadership Positioning by turning outdated or standard design processes into exciting new ways of working that bring out the design genius in your firm's architects.

  • Less Stress, More Energy by having a sounding board that gets rid of change-overwhelm caused by the increasingly rapid proliferation of new architecture technologies.

  • Clarity by knowing where you can leverage your firm's efforts best.

  • Peace of Mind by knowing how to rise above the noise and feel confident about the future of your firm.

  • Hidden Opportunities that eliminate Cost of Inaction (COI) so you do not lose out on major possibilities that emerge in the architectural design industry.

Your #1 Choice

Maria Lorena Lehman has built a world-class reputation with her award-winning expertise as a Foresight Architect which makes her the only choice for this type of groundbreaking work.

With over 20+ years of experience she:

  • Advises industry leaders and experts across a multitude of channels in fields such as architecture, technology, and urban design sectors.

  • Receives numerous international awards for design and innovation including the Digital Design Prize from Harvard University for "the most creative use of digital media in relation to the design professions", and the THA Award in Design and Innovation for "boutique design firm of the year for North America.

  • Authors a multitude of forward-thinking scholarly publications including award-winning books, book chapters, journal articles, and has appeared in numerous major periodicals worldwide.

  • Holds the degrees of Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Virginia Tech and Master in Design with Distinction from Harvard University, where she did extensive research to push the growing-edge of environmental design.

With Maria Lorena Lehman's help, you can:

Shift your paradigm to unleash your firm's full potential.

Gain the strategic foresight needed to elevate your firm's global impact.

Think differently to unlock smarter pathways to achieve your firm's dream mission.

How it Works

As an Advisory Client, you get direct access to Maria Lorena Lehman who will serve as your Thought Partner, Sounding Board, and Expert Specialist. This means that you can work directly with Maria Lorena Lehman and receive specialized foresight analysis, transformational design thinking expertise, needle-moving answers to your questions, insights to uncover blindspots or unlock growth for accelerating impact, strategic ways to ask even better questions that ultimately futureproof your firm, and visionary thinking into deep futures. With Maria as your Innovation Advisor, you can discuss your most pressing design innovation questions and ideas, including your organization's goals, progress, challenges, and action plans.

Your Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Financial Investment: $10,000 per quarter (every 3 months)

Additional stakeholders from your firm can join this Advisory journey with you for an added $5,000/quarter/stakeholder.

As an Advisory Client, you will get:

  • Intake Diagnostic + Firm Robustness Assessment:

    30+ thought-provoking questions that allows Maria Lorena Lehman to assess your firm's current level and to create a custom approach for optimizing its positioning and accelerating its impact.

  • Custom Advisory Plan:

    Includes setting 3 strategic priorities for the year.

  • Quick Wins:

    Advice on changes you can make now that will produce returns quickly.

  • Futureproofing Systems:

    With guidance from Maria Lorena Lehman, you will integrate robust design, innovation, and brand growth systems — the three critical systems necessary to futureproof your firm while accelerating its impact.

  • Virtual MLL:

    Ask any environmental design or innovation question for immediate answers by "Virtual MLL", a proprietary AI chatbot that is trained by hundreds and hundreds of writings and lectures by Maria Lorena Lehman.

  • Email Messaging Support:

    Your questions answered by Maria Lorena Lehman via email within 2 business days. (Clients typically email approximately 4-5X per month)

  • On-Demand Feedback:

    On-demand feedback by Maria Lorena Lehman on key documents you share.

  • Weekly Check-in Emails + Monthly Insights:

    Maria Lorena Lehman will check in every week via email to help you review progress and identify upcoming priorities. You will also receive the monthly Design Innovation Newsletter with tips directly related to architectural design foresight and innovation.

  • 100X Innovation Portal:

    Created and managed by Maria Lorena Lehman, this is the ultimate horizon scanning trend-tracker and firm futureproofing dashboard for the architectural design industry. This interactive portal will help you strategize innovation and keep you in-the-know regarding important trends, signals, and research findings that your firm can leverage to shape the future of our industry.

"Maria Lorena Lehman is a visionary and forward-thinking author and designer. Her books and advice are an endless source of inspiration and they truly embody the future and progress of the physical space and people. She has a 360 degree vision and therefore her advice makes you broaden your imagination, and drives you through your design path. Her suggestions have helped me many times to understand the strengths of my ideas as well as its weaknesses, and have given me the means to develop every project in unpredicted ways.”

— Andrea Saliola

CEO at Pixies Urban Lab

Forbes under 30

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