Category: Entrepreneurship
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Taking The Leap: Practical Steps for Starting Your Design Practice

Starting your design practice is the dream of many ­aspiring architects and designers. Founders ­ultimately have creative control and a high level of ­professional flexibility which can be very desirable. Here is your checklist for important considerations when thinking of starting your design practice. There are several approaches to starting out. Whether you choose to […]

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How Startup Accelerator DesignX Turns Architecture Students into Entrepreneurs

Outdated teaching practices at architecture schools are finally giving way to a modern, tech-savvy approach to architectural education. MIT’s new DesignX accelerator helps architecture students become archipreneurs while still at school by providing a platform for developing business models, pitching and funding projects. One of the main reasons why architects lack business skills is the […]

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Editor’s Pick: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch

Welcome to Editor’s Picks, where we feature our favorite interviews, must-watch videos and innovative news from the architectural, design and building communities’ movers and shakers. This week, we want to share with you a talk with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch titled “How to Think Like an Entrepreneur”. An architect’s average median salary is very low, […]

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Why Entrepreneurship Needs a Place in Architectural Education

In the history of architecture, the gap between architectural education and practice has never been as evident and problematic as it is today. A volatile global economy and the emergence of new technologies have had both educators and young professionals in the A/E/C industry re-evaluate their options, and more and more are turning to entrepreneurship. […]

Entrepreneurship

Hitting the BIG Time: Bjarke Ingels on Entrepreneurship and Architecture

Henrik Werdelin, partner at venture development firm Prehype, has released a podcast episode in which he speaks to Danish architect Bjarke Ingels about entrepreneurship, business and the convergence of architecture and technology. Entitled “Bjarke Ingels – What Entrepreneurs and Architects can Teach Each Other”, the conversation centers around the idea of architecture as a hybrid […]

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How a Young Architect Made over $203,000, One Year after Losing His Job

Pat Flynn was a young architect who got laid off in 2008 during the financial crisis. During that time, finding a new job was an impossible task. So, with just a simple blog about the LEED AP Exam, he started up an online business. 7 years later, his firm now generates more than $100,000 a […]

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The Factory Berlin: Combining Architecture with Tech Founders

The Factory Berlin (Factory) is a start-up campus in Berlin-Mitte that brings the best technology businesses together with early stage start-ups and talents by providing an outstanding work environment, a curated community of founders, and high-quality events. Seeing it as a real estate product, it has the potential to go global. A New Incubator for […]

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