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Making Progress With Diversity in Architecture

The lack of diversity in architecture isn’t a simple problem, but there are better and worse ways to approach the issue. Architect and Yale...


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Spin the Web

Hinge marketing senior partner Sylvia Montgomery says that architects can build their business by online marketing.


 

Best Practices

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.

Mastering the Post-Loss Debrief

There’s nothing worse than losing a competition that you thought your firm would win. Except for failing to find out why.

A New Book by Andrew Pressman Explores Team Building in the Age of BIM

"The Art of Collaboration in Architecture" gives architects a roadmap to more effective collaboration. Hint: BIM is not the magic bullet.