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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

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.

Finding Success in Succession

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

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.

Making the Case for Higher Fees

Architects have been slow to champion the return on investment that their work can bring. But even a little data can convince clients that spending more can mean saving more.

The Power of Focus in a Tough Market

Chasing every project may seem wise in a tight economy. But smart firms specialize. ARCHITECT asked leading practitioners and management experts to share their perspectives.

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Certified Legal

Spelling out the letter of the law regarding sustainable design.