This is the third and final installment in our series that tells the story of how we, a relatively small design firm, managed to survive the recession. Here's Part One and Part Two to refresh your memory. When we last left the story, I had personally scored a crap trifecta: my marriage was on the rocks, I was broke because I had dumped nearly all of my personal savings and retirement into the business, and the business into which

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Entering the Abyss is the second of a three-part series on the experiences of navigating the start up and managment of a small design biz through the worst recession since the Great Depression. (Miss Part One? Read it here.) In Part One, SPACE was born and flourished into a successful architecture firm: we had a growing staff; our offices spread into a second building across the street (a SPACEstation....nyuk, nyuk); SPACEconstructors began; we had money in

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