Last month I got a call from a lovely NYC firm where (earlier this year) I had taught BIM workflows. “I’m interested in the Parametric Design course you teach at NYIT…”
Within an exchange or two, we had signed an agreement for me to teach-and-support Rhino & Grasshopper workflows at the firm — before drafting a schedule of classes, scope of work, or even securing the site licenses for the software.
This is unusual for any organizations’ big purchases. This is also unusual for most working (service-client) relationships. But, I think this says something exciting about the state of design these days.