Beem Management
Bridging Design Intent with Project Reality


Shining Light on the Dark Side

Design Management, 2016


“Stephen Emmitt has written a clear, concise and straightforward description of design management, brought alive by vignettes from professionals of their experience and application of design management in industry and through international case studies. It is an essential reference book for anyone working in design or with designers.”

Rachel Cooper OBE, Distinguished Professor: Design Management and Policy, Lancaster University UK


Mr. Emmitt invited Dave Beem to write a contributing chapter for the book that was published in 2016. “Shining light on the dark side: An American architect’s journey into design management” chronicles Mr. Beem’s transition from design architect to design manager. Mr. Stephen Emmitt is an architect and established book author living in the UK whose focus is on the application of design management in collaborative projects. As part of the Pocket Architecture series, his latest book Design Management addresses both the fundamentals as well as the practical applications of design management through a series of case studies. 

You can find Sephen Emmit's book here.