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How 5 Architecture Firm Owners Found Freedom (Case Studies)

Why do many architecture firms owners feel overwhelmed and swamped? It’s no secret that running an architecture firm can be an all-consuming pastime. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The Secret To Reducing Architecture Firm Overwhelm and Frustration In his book The E-Myth, best-selling author Michael Gerber identifies why most small businesses don’t work, […]

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The Architecture of Freedom: A Parable (Part 1 of 3)

Jessica was told all of her life, “you can draw better than anyone!”. As she grew older, she wanted to have a career that let her be creative and use her artistic talents. Architecture seemed the perfect fit! Jessica pursued her childhood talent at a reputable University, interned at a reputable architecture firm, and realized […]

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Architect Shuns Tradition to Kickstart Oakland AEC Co-Working Space

Are big, consolidated architecture firms the wave of the future? Entrepreneur architect Oscia Wilson believes the small architecture firm is alive and well, and that they should collaborate with each other and similar building industry businesses. She’s kickstarting an ambitious campaign to fund Oakland’s only AEC specific co-working space, BIG (Building Industry Group) Oakland. “I’m an […]

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New Year, New Community on Business of Architecture

The start of a new year is a great time to look back at the past year and do some self-evaluation. At the beginning of 2015, I had one goal for the Business of Architecture platform (this website and the free and premium resources I provide here): to dramatically influence the lives and practices of […]

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Work and Life

Sometimes when we work with our nose on the grindstone, it is worth it to take a step back and ask ourselves this question: Why am I doing this? Am I where I want to be right now in my life? If not, can I get there? Three years ago I was asking myself these questions. […]

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