Brian Palmquist has been practicing quality-conscious design and construction throughout a forty year career in all aspects of design and construction. He is also a software developer, author and teacher.
For the past fifteen years he has studied the principles and techniques of quality, always with a view to making them simpler, more universal and better integrated with any project, process or product. Inherent in these studies is a deep belief that technology can improve quality while liberating management. The PATH to Quality is the result of those efforts.
In 2015 he published his first book, An Architect’s Guide to Construction—Tales from the Trenches. In 2019 he published the second edition of his book, subtitled Enduring Ways in the Age of Immediacy in recognition of the need to balance emergent technology with the enduring ways of design and construction. He also consults to those looking to design and improve their PATH to quality.