3/15 – Hang Time

In American football, hang time is a term that refers to how long a punt is in the air after it is kicked. Generally speaking, the greater the hang time, the greater the opportunity for successful coverage by the kicking team.

We just completed 16 hours of hang time – a long time in the air by any stretch of the imagination – cruising at 36,000ft over the Pacific with a brief layover in Tokyo on our way to Hong Kong for what promises to be an amazing visit.

We have 17 scheduled meetings/dinners/ tours/events scheduled over the next 5 days. We will be meeting with architects, educators, developers, investors, planners, public housing directors, sustainable business leaders and other dignitaries who we hope will provide us insights into how development occurs within one of the most densely populated areas on the planet.

We expect that the value equation for development in Hong Kong will be significantly different than it is in the US. We are curious to see if the lessons that we bring back are directly transferrable to activities in the states, or merely interesting observations of how they do things “over there”.

We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you through this blog. After 16 hours in the air, we should have had adequate hang time to be able to provide excellent coverage to our colleagues back home.  Stay tuned…….


About Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf is a partner at the Miller Hull Partnership, an award-winning architectural design firm located in Seattle, specializing in public works buildings that actively engage their communities. Scott is a sustainable design leader and has been responsible for many of the firm's most complex and highest profile projects, including the firm’s two AIA National Honor Award winners: Olympic College Shelton and the Point Roberts Border Station. His most recent project, on target for LEED Platinum certification, is LOTT Clean Water Alliance’s new Regional Services Center in Olympia, Washington. Scott is passionate about the role water plays in the built environment, and recently served as chair of the American Institute of Architects Seattle Water Forum, which brought together architects and engineers with regulatory agencies and other industry professionals to discuss the challenges of sustainable water, wastewater and stormwater systems. He has lectured about water-related issues to various design-related audiences across the country. Scott has served on the board of Water 1st International since 2010 and recently had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia and experience first-hand the amazing work of the organization. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University and earned his Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
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