Category: Business
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Business Knowledge for Architects: What They Don’t Teach You in School

Entrepreneur and business coach Ray Brown partnered with strategist Bec Kempster to found Archibiz — An expert business coaching services for architects. By starting a coaching service specifically tailored to the business knowledge needs of architects, they leveraged existing know-how to provide a specialized service that addresses the business knowledge gap prevalent throughout the architectural […]

Interviews

Architectural Sketching: Teaching a Skill and Building a Business with David Drazil

This week’s interview is with David Drazil, the founder of Sketch Like an Architect, who, frustrated and dissatisfied with his prospects as a graduate architect, decided on a new direction when he took his advanced skills in architectural sketching and built upon them his business. David’s story is an inspiring one and one which demonstrates […]

Marketing

You did not have them at “Hello”

by Arnaud Marthouret Imagine you’re looking for a lawyer to help you with a legal matter. You do some googling (surprisingly none of your friends and family know a good lawyer to recommend to you) and you find a few eye-catching firms. Looking at their websites, three out of four say more or less the […]

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Metrics for Success: How Architects Should Measure Business Growth

Leading a successful design practice does not guarantee it is a profitable business. Do you know and track the key metrics (KPIs) to extract meaningful, relevant, timely and actionable insights to operate and improve your practice? In this helpful tutorial, learn about the quantitative measures of a successful architecture business, and begin tracking your growth […]

Business

Architect Salaries by Country: Where Do Architects Earn the Highest Salaries

Where are the best places for architects to find work? Read on to find out what the most reputable surveys say. While the amount of information about architect salaries in specific countries and cities is abundant, there are many discrepancies between different sourced when it comes to country-to-country comparisons. Having a global overview of architect […]

Business

17 Inspirational Archipreneur Quotes that will Motivate You in 2017

In our interview series Archipreneur Insights we have spoken with more than 40 Archipreneurs. Experts and entrepreneurs in the field of architecture, building and development have answered our questions and giving us insight into their creative and unusual operations of their businesses and projects. From these interviews we want to share with you the most inspirational […]

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The New Rules for Architects and Developers: 5 Insights from an Industry Insider

This open letter to architects by developer Gus Zogolovitch, Managing Director of Inhabit Homes and Director of Solidspace, was originally published on the blog of Inhabit Homes. We recently spoke with Gus; read our interview with him here. Gus grew up surrounded by architecture, encouraged by his architect father. In the course of his career […]

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The 10 Most Important Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Architecture Practice

This article is an expansion on one part of our interview with Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio. The architect spoke from his experience of running a 150-person practice and listed 10 tips for archipreneurs interested in starting their own business. We think this list is inspirational and so we are sharing it […]

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The Pros and Cons of Starting out as a Freelance Architect

Freelancing can be a great option for architects looking for more autonomy and freedom in their work. Although there are drawbacks to this kind of work, there are specific strategies that you can use to overcome the challenges and uncertainties of going solo. It is easy to look down on freelancing. Those who are employed […]

Business

10 Things You Can Learn While Working For a Starchitect

Working for a starchitect can feel a little like walking on a tightrope. Daily pressures, competitiveness and tight deadlines have deterred many from the job, but the numerous benefits that these experiences offer easily outweigh their drawbacks and, crucially, always provide invaluable lessons for budding archipreneurs. Working for starchitect offices has become a controversial and […]

Business

9 Creative Business Development Strategies for Architects and Designers

Whether you’re a large architecture firm or a small, boutique design studio, everyone needs a plan for generating new business. The prospect of working on RFPs (Request For Proposals) and RFQs (Request For Qualifications) to win a place on the shortlist, however, is daunting and something very few people look forward to. by Sabrina Wirth Fortunately, […]

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