Go or No-Go-ing a New Client or Project

The go or no-go decision process is a critical step in evaluating a new client or project to determine whether it is worth taking on. This process involves a comprehensive evaluation of the client and project to determine if the resources and capabilities of the architecture or design firm are aligned with the needs andContinue reading “Go or No-Go-ing a New Client or Project”

QA/QC-ing Drawings

Quality Assurance and Quality Control are two important elements in ensuring that the design and construction of a building project meet all the requirements and standards. A QA/QC checklist for reviewing architectural and consulting engineer’s drawings is a tool that helps ensure that every aspect of the drawings is reviewed and meets the desired standards.Continue reading “QA/QC-ing Drawings”

Coordinating with Engineers

When starting the design development phase of architectural services, it is important to have a clear understanding of the coordination items that will be required to be discussed with the consulting engineers. As architects, we have the responsibility of ensuring that the design and construction of a building is safe, efficient, and meets the needsContinue reading “Coordinating with Engineers”

Expanding on Site Analysis

Site analysis is one of the most critical steps in the design process, and it is the foundation of creating a successful and sustainable building project. A thorough site analysis will provide valuable information about the site, its surroundings, and its potential challenges, which will help inform the design and ensure that the building isContinue reading “Expanding on Site Analysis”

Schematic Design Considerations

As an architect, the concept design and schematic design phases are crucial in shaping the outcome of your project. These phases set the foundation for the entire design process, establishing the vision, direction, and style of the project. They also serve as a key communication tool between the architect, client, and other stakeholders involved inContinue reading “Schematic Design Considerations”

Hiring the Right Team for Your Young Architecture Firm

Starting a new architecture firm is an exciting venture, but it can also be overwhelming. Getting to the point where you cannot keep up with the workload probably means you’re past the point of needing to hire help. One of the biggest challenges you will face is building a team of professionals who can helpContinue reading “Hiring the Right Team for Your Young Architecture Firm”

Sustainable Architecture: A Guide for Future Architects

As the world becomes more conscious of its environmental impact, sustainable architecture has emerged as a critical aspect of the building industry. It’s essential to understand the significance of sustainable architecture, both for the health of our planet and for the success of your future architectural career. In this blog post, we’ll guide you throughContinue reading “Sustainable Architecture: A Guide for Future Architects”

The Power of Visuals: Using Imagery to Elevate Your Architecture and Design Firm

In today’s digital age, images play a crucial role in the success of any business, including architecture and design firms. The right visuals can help you stand out from the crowd, showcase your work, and tell your story in a way that words simply can’t. From website design to marketing materials, the right imagery canContinue reading “The Power of Visuals: Using Imagery to Elevate Your Architecture and Design Firm”

Curating your Client List

Starting and running a successful architecture and design firm takes more than just creating beautiful designs. One key factor in the success of any firm is the clients that it chooses to work with. Choosing the right clients is critical to the success of your firm and can impact your work, reputation, and bottom line.Continue reading “Curating your Client List”

Marketing your firm

Marketing your architecture and design firm is critical to its success. But what exactly is marketing, and how does it differ from business development? Marketing is the process of promoting your business to potential clients, while business development is more focused on finding new clients and expanding your business. As you begin marketing your architectureContinue reading “Marketing your firm”