Best Practices


Best Practices

  • How Green Is My Office?

    A director of sustainable design gives her advice on how to reduce your office's environmental footprint.

  • It's Out of My Hands

    The chairman of RTKL tells you when and how to outsource work.

  • Extra Credit

    A banker explains how to obtain and manage a line of credit for your firm.

  • Can You Pay My Bills?

    Elyse Engelhardt is neither an architect nor an accountant, but that didn't stop her from becoming the chief financial officer of high-flying New York firm Fox & Fowle Architects (FXFowle Architects since 2005).

  • Winner Takes All

    To develop a winning rfp, focus on your strengths and make sure you send the right message -- and the right messenger.

  • Back It Up

    A data backup provider lays out the options for safeguarding your files—and forgetting to isn't one of them.

  • So, How am I Doing?

    Tips from an HR director on how to make performance reviews more useful and less painful.

  • Flying High

    When traveling for projects is the norm, keeping costs under control can be a challenge.

  • You're Fired!

    Letting an employee go is never easy. And architects, whose practices are particularly sensitive to changes in the economy, may do more firing than members of other professions. The process isn't just emotionally tricky—it can also have legal consequences

  • Office Space

    When negotiating a lease, try to keep your options open and your liability to a minimum.



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