What are the pitfalls of taking on an international project? Top designers share tricks and tips on executing a stress-free job overseas.

Trade Tales: Study Abroad
Blocking and Tackling
“After one bout of particularly bruising (yet strangely civil) talks in Melbourne, I found myself holed up in my hotel room, nursing a drink and absent-mindedly watching an Australian football match. The players would completely demolish their opponents, then help them back up in a gentlemanly fashion. I remember thinking, “Ah, so that’s how they negotiate!” It was considerably easier to function on the job site after that.” —Brian Tichenor, Tichenor & ThorpPhotography Brian Tichenor: Roger Davies

This article originally appeared in the Business of Home Summer 2018, Issue 8.