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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 […]

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Transforming Practice: Chris Precht Represents a New Generation of Design Entrepreneurs

Visionary young architect Chris Precht shares his thoughts on the shortcomings and opportunities of architecture to help humans connect with nature and combat climate change, insular thinking and consumerism by engaging with the real world. In the age of Instagram, Precht values authenticity, collaboration and empathy as guiding principles to create good buildings and inspire […]

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Design for Life: How to Balance Your Creative Practice

Biba Dow co-founded Dow Jones Architects in 2000 and was shortlisted this year for Architect of the Year in the Women in Architecture Awards. In our interview, Biba shares how she has cultivated a practice over time that is enriched by cultural projects and opportunities to share knowledge.  Why did you and your husband Alun […]

Innovation

How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Changing Modern Office Design

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. It is embedded in everyday objects we use and allows them to communicate autonomously with each other. Modern office design is evolving alongside technological advancements, with many design firms utilizing new tech in order to optimize all aspects of how people work and collaborate. One of […]

Projects

Manmade Hillside: Prefabricated Timber Housing in Stockholm by BIG

The 25,000m2 wooden hillside at the edge of Stockholm’s treasured national park Gärdet celebrates its official opening together with the city’s tallest new structure, OMA’s Norra Tornen. Both buildings were inaugurated today by BIG Founding Partner Bjarke Ingels, Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr, City Architect Torleif Falk, CEO of Oscar Properties Oscar Engelbert and […]

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Architects as Inventors: Building a Product from Concept to Market

As architecture students, Daniel and Lisbeth had an idea for a room that can be used internally and externally. To do this, they designed a one-of-a-kind facade system and have spent the last five years bringing the concept to life as founders of Flissade. In the following interview Daniel describes the intensive process that has […]

News

The Archipreneur Report #01 is out now

The AEC industry is on the cusp of a technological transformation which will reshape its future. Over recent decades, the traditionally structured attitude of the architecture and building industry has stunted its growth and natural tendency to explore new territory as innovative thinkers and city shapers. The Archipreneur Report focuses on new trends, business and […]

Career

5 Tips for Increasing Your Architecture Salary

A new biannual report released by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) showed that the average annual architecture salary was $84,000 for the first half of 2017, which marked a 2.8% improvement compared to the same period in 2015. The report covered 39 different positions across 26 U.S. states and 17 cities. However, according to […]

Architect as Developer

The Modern Architect-Developer: Benefits of Owning the Entire Process

Architect-Developer Jonathan Segal shares his insights about how Architects can regain control of the building process and return to the role of ‘Master Builder’ in a video interview with The Skyline Forum. In many cities in the late 1800s, the role of the architect encompassed the modern responsibilities of a developer including the purchase of […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Architecture Firm Ready for Growth

Running an architecture practice is not a sprint. It takes years and countless hours of dedication and careful planning to create a business that can weather crises and grow sustainably. Bringing in new work while handling the daily ins and outs of running a company requires a combination of talent, skill, team effort, a great […]

Video

Architect & Developer: Harvard Panel Talk with Practicing Architect Developers

The idea of architect-developer has been gaining traction in recent years, with an increasing number of architects looking for ways to take control of their creative work. This is why learning about the experiences of practicing architect-developers can be invaluable for budding archipreneurs. Here, Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner, John Kully & Mick Walsdorf of […]

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Pathways to Practice: Unique Approaches to Architectural Practice

The Pathway to Practice panel examines the less conventional ways of architectural practice, as well as the role of education in finding one’s professional path by interviewing four AA alumni who talk about their experiences. Here’s a little summary of what you can take away from the very interesting talk. The panelists Roger Zogolovitch, Meredith […]

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