Free Download: Architect Business Plan

If someone asked me a few years ago whether as an Architect I ever considered having a business or marketing plan in place, I would be very tempted to snap back saying we are designers and not measly marketers or businessmen. Well, however true that might sound even today, let me ask you a simple question, how do you get new clients?

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1: Selling Modern House Plans Online with Sole Practitioner Gregory La Vardera, Architect





Ever thought of selling plans online? In this interview I talk with an architect who does it. Gregory La Vardera is a sole practitioner who runs a modern architecture […]

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Twitter for Architects: To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

Twitter? Why would you waste your time? If you’ve ever thought this, welcome to the club. This post is for you. And here’s what we’re really wondering: Is Twitter worth our time and resources as architects? When researching this post, I came across the popular Internet psychologist Graham Jones and his thoughts on the subject. […]

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Architect Led Design Build with Francisca Alonso

Should architects design as well as build the projects they work on? Francisca Alonso thinks so. Ten years ago she started her architecture firm AV Architects in the Metro DC area. She found that the great relationships she had created while designing her clients’ projects turned sour in the hands of a contractor. Instead of […]

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What’s In a Name? A Business Name for Architects

Successful architecture firms have one thing in common: a great business name (okay, maybe not, but I digress ). After many long years of paying your dues, the dream (or nightmare depending on your point of view) of running your own firm is within reach. Regardless of what other firms are doing, you are ready […]

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Architect as Leader: A New Model of Collaboration

This article was written for the AIA Blog Off on the theme “What does architect as leader mean to you?” “Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, […]

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How to Become a Successful Architect: Infographic

I came across this infographic the other day by graphic designer Anna Vital on “How to Never Give Up on Being an Entrepreneur” and thought it applied so well to architecture that I took some ‘artistic liberties’ and applied some modifications. You can see Anna’s original text underneath, and the ‘Business of Architecture’ authorized changes […]

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