Best Practices


Best Practices

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    Certified Legal

    Spelling out the letter of the law regarding sustainable design.

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    Delivering IPD

    Drafting the legal framework is the first step toward integrated project delivery. Here's how to get IPD projects off on the right foot.

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    Soft Mergers

    Building a strategic alliance is a way to expand without exposing your firm to liability.

  • David M. Sullivan

    Death and Taxes

    With taxes at the heart of some debates, here's what the election could bring.

  • Claire Weisz

    Good Neighbor

    How to help communities reach their goals—from volunteering to consulting.

  • David Rockwell

    Do Good

    David Rockwell discusses his firm's pro bono bonafides and how firms can best love their neighbors as themselves.

  • Ray Kogan

    Grow Up

    Building up a firm may be the smartest strategy for recovering from the recession—so long as it’s done the right way.

  • Integrating design and construction within a firm can help architects generate expertise, revenue, and credibility. Gregg Pasquarelli, principal at SHoP Architects, says that an in-house construction unit does all these thingsand results in better buildings.

    Do It Yourself

    Bringing design and construction together under one roof.

  • The advice for a graduate looking for a first job is often the same for a professional looking to make a move within the field. Stella Papadopoulos, a practicing designer and assistant professor at Notre Dame, describes the strategies that work best for both.

    Best Practices: Head of the Class

    University of Notre Dame instructor Stella Papadopoulos talks about tips for entering the market.

  • Portrait of Nick Merrick, architectural photographer and principal of Hedrick Blessing Photographers, photographed in his Galisteo, New Mexico studio.

    How Architectural Photographers Work

    Architectural photographer Nick Merrick gives his tips on shooting architectural photography.



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