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Making Progress With Diversity in Architecture

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Best Practices

Best Practices: Energy Performance–Based Contracts

More clients are opting for contracts focused on energy-performance outcomes. Here are a few key steps for approaching this emerging contracting method.

Best Practices: Time Management

A mixture of meticulous planning and some simple tech tools can help manage the workflow of your team so the firm can stay on pace with its projects without its employees working excessive overtime.

Designing in a Cloud: How Architects Are Using Cloud-Based Programs to Deliver the Best Projects

A roundup of tools and services that architects are using to break free from company servers and physical boundaries.

Best Practices: Revamp Your Firms' Website

Architects' sites tend to suffer from the same set of problems. Here's a guide to avoiding those mistakes and ensuring that your practice puts its best face forward online.

Best Practices: The Emerging Role of the Design Editor

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and SHoP Architects recently created new positions to develop in-house content creation.

Best Practices: Now that Your Leadership is Retiring, How Do You Find Success in Succession?

As the baby boomer generation approaches retirement, firms should strategize for smooth leadership transitions.

Why Your Firm Should Embrace the Post-Occupancy Review

Don’t just hand over the keys to a project. The post-occupancy review is a critical next step that should be part of your firm’s overall business strategy.

How to Break Into Post-Soviet Markets

American firms are increasingly targeting markets in the former Soviet Union. Here are the challenges—and rewards.

Four Growing Fields that May Help Your Firm Build New Business

Even as the economy recovers, the competition for brick-and-mortar projects remains fierce. Architects would be wise to expand their practices and embrace these emerging fields.