Sarah & I working together - no model, though!
The team at work - I'm near the end.
Reviewing the process for modeling walls in three components!.
Co-locating certainly gave me the opportunity to input content (mostly parameters and views) into the model, but the majority of my work at KlingStubbins wasn’t actual model contribution. I was able to review and document material selections and options, review schedule and milestones, explain modeling strategy for walls, plan meetings, etc. A lot of this could have been accomplished over the phone (and to be honest, on the days that I worked in the Tocci office, it was), but it was definitely easier in person.
More importantly, I really think that it created a sense of team and understanding – at least it did on my part. During “their” deadline weeks (for instance, permit deadline), I really felt the stress and tension, and on more “fun” day (for instance, the folding paper days), I was able to understand the concept behind their design. Since I understood why things were happening, I was in a much better position to communicate to other team members (at KlingSubbins, Tocci, etc).
And one of the other benefits of co-locating – since I don’t actually know the phone number for the phone at my desk and no one else from Tocci is co-locating, I have minimal distractions. My KlingStubbins days are so productive.