Is it possible for architects to develop their own projects even if they don’t have any of their own capital?
As architects we have a unique insight into the development and planning process. Our minds and training are especially suited to see hidden solutions and create value through design.
What if architects could leverage their training and skills to get in the driver’s seat on development projects?
Many architects I’ve talked to, myself included, have fantasized and tried to figure out how to do this. But the path to successful development is strewn with hidden pitfalls, unknowns, risks, and unfamiliar concepts. We aren’t accountants, marketers, or investor pitching machines. We don’t have any money. We are architects.
But what if an architect who had been through this process and been wildly successful was willing to teach others how to tackle this process? What if you could learn how to pick the right project, raise the capital, and deal with the banks?
This is just what Jonathan Segal, FAIA has been doing through his popular seminar series Architect as Developer. Previously, his seminars were live events costing around $800 per person. Now Mr. Segal has converted his seminar materials to an online course complete with videos, case studies, and workbook and sample forms. Participants will be able to take the course on their own time, in the leisure of their own home. He also offers a forum and subscription service for updated material.
You probably have a few questions. Here is the link to find out more: Architect as Developer