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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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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Outdated teaching practices at architecture schools are finally giving way to a modern, tech-savvy approach to architectural education.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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Top 10 Guidelines for Success in Archipreneurship

There are no clear rules to follow when it comes to making career choices in any industry, particularly in the entrepreneurial arena where business owners often have to come up with innovative, unconventional solutions to problems. In archipreneurship, which is still in its nascent state, AEC professionals often have to play by ear and reinvent […]

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Thoughts on Disrupting the AEC Industry

New technological advancements and an emerging globalized economy are radically altering all aspects of our built environment. Successful adaptation can be tested by the extent a development can attune itself to our ever-changing climate. But the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry still makes use of methods and technology that has long been considered old […]

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Jonathan Segal – The Architect With No Need For Clients

Designing and building your own ideas as an architect without seeking constant compromises with the client sounds like the perfect job. As an architect developer, Jonathan Segal lives the high life by taking the role of client, contractor and property manager of his projects, and reaps the benefits from each of these functions. After completing […]

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How Will 3D Printing Transform the A/E/C Industry?

As 3D printers have become more affordable, so have a myriad of startups worldwide made use of the rapidly evolving industry. New materials, manufacturing techniques, ambitious prototypes and open-source designs constantly push the envelope for today’s manufacturing solutions, but is 3D technology really destined to revamp the A/E/C industry? 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing” is […]

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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. […]

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Coincraft: Helping Architects Manage Their Time and Money with Ryan King

A very warm welcome to “Archipreneur Insights”, the interview series with the architectural, design and building community’s movers and shakers. In this series we get to grips with their opinions, thoughts and practical solutions and learn how to apply their ideas to our own creative work for success in the field of architecture and beyond. […]

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How One Animation Company Visualizes Architectural Projects through Emotional Storytelling

Welcome back to “Archipreneur Insights”, our interview series where we talk to founders and entrepreneurs within the architectural and design community. Here, we ask them about how they started their businesses and the struggles they had to overcome, as well as the kinds of services and products they create and how they envision the future […]

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5 Ways Architecture Students Can Get Started as Entrepreneurs

Do architecture students as a whole realize their entrepreneurial potential? I don’t believe so. Architecture students are a rare breed: creative perfectionists that are ambitious enough to accept all-nighters as the norm. But far too often they dismiss the financial value of their skillset and complain about the lack of job prospects and associated compensation. […]

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Co-Housing: A Chance to Start Your Own Project

If you’re tired of waiting for investors and want to jumpstart your own project, co-housing might be the perfect solution. Over the last few decades co-housing has become a way for architects to self-initiate and realize projects that would hardly see light of day through conventional project development channels. What is Co-Housing? Co-housing is an amalgamation […]

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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