Let’s face it– the topics of financial and operational management can be alternately dull, mysterious, or even frightening.

I happen to love them. I also love talking about them, and teaching others. I hope to offer material on these topics that other practitioners will find helpful, especially in architecture, interior design, and landscape design.

As this is my maiden voyage into blogging, please be patient with my inexperience.  And with the “under construction” nature of this site.  I’m learning as I go.

I am eager to get your comments and suggestions, particularly if they are helpful and offered in the spirit of community learning.  As this is a volunteer effort, I can’t always respond quickly, or to every comment.

And let me know what topics or material you find interesting or useful.


Mike Hellinghausen is a principal and COO at OMNIPLAN, a 58-year old architecture firm in Dallas, Texas.  He has been a registered architect for over 30 years, half of those spent in design firm finance and operations. Mike regularly presents continuing education workshops and occasional guest lectures on design firm management.