Am I a bad developer? lol
So I have a finance background. I come from HFF and 4 years as a dev associate. In my opinion, my strengths are managing a job and managing a team of consultants efficiently. My philosophy is drive rents and spend as little money as possible. My current shop has a team of former architects by trade and I constantly feel like I am doing a poor job because I am not able to answer the detailed design questions that come from my principal. I recognize the design is important, but the fact that we spend 8 weeks designing a lobby drives me a bit crazy. Lobbies do not drive rents, units, amenities, and location drive rents. My project is on schedule and budget. Do top tier developers really need to know the architectural details to be successful? I feel like my principal gets frustrated that I don't spend the time on the design details. Do most development shops care this much? I absolutely want to learn design but I feel like the fact that I can keep a job moving on budget is more important. Thoughts?