“The Scrappy Entrepreneur” Podcast Season 2, Episode 15
TWEET IT: Tune-in to The Scrappy Entrepreneur podcast to hear founders of a boutique design firm spill insight on building a team and a partnership with intentional leadership. #Entrepreneur #Podcast #SmallBusiness #Business #Partnership #BusinessProcess #Leadership #Architecture #Design #Expert #WashingtonDC
LAS VEGAS (Dec. 11, 2020) – In the fifteenth episode of The Scrappy Entrepreneur podcast, Paula Y. sits down with David Shove-Brown and David Tracz, co-founders and principals of //3877, a boutique design firm focused on high-end residential, multi-family, restaurant and hospitality projects.
Their design projects include Washington D.C. restaurants Succotash, The Grill Cranes, Mi Vida and Momofuku, as well as hotels for brands such as Hyatt, IHG, Marriott and Hilton.
Concepts of partnership and team are key to the founds of this Washington D.C.-based, decade old company.
The entrepreneurs dive into:
- Starting a business in hard times
- Creating an effective and satisfying work culture
- The importance of “compassionate communication” with employees
- Recognizing that anyone can have a good idea
- Keeping connection with a remote team during the pandemic
- Building relationships with your clients
- The essential role of public relations
- Why you should buy a high-quality coffee machine for your office
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ABOUT DAVID SHOVE-BROWN
As Partner at //3877, Mr. Shove-Brown has expertise in residential, restaurant and healthcare design. Mr. Shove-Brown’s work has been featured in Details Magazine, the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Hospitality Design Magazine, Boutique Design Magazine and Form Magazine. In addition to his practice, Mr. Shove-Brown is a guest faculty member at the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning. As a part of his position at CUArch, he had lived and traveled extensively through Italy, Spain, France and Finland. Along with teaching at CUA, David has conducted classes at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and led lectures for the National Building Museum, Washington Architectural Foundation and DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
ABOUT DAVID TRACZ
David Tracz, is Partner at //3877 in Washington, DC specializing in Hotels, Restaurants, Healthcare, Single and Multifamily residential. David has a unique combination of technical understanding; exciting design sense and total budget helps his clients to get the best possible design. Currently David is managing several hotel and restaurant renovations including limited service and full-service hotels from Marriott and Hilton. Most recently //3877 completed the exterior and public space re-design of Marriott’s TownePlace Suites brand. In addition, he has designed and managed the renovations to Territory Restaurant, Homewood Suites, and several Springhill Suites, Courtyard and Fairfield Inn renovations. He is beginning to work with TheSmith restaurant on design of new DC location.
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