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9 Questions with Kim Yao of Architecture Research Office
An interview with Kim Yao, Architecture Research Office.
Take Your Projects from Planned to Paid: Monograph Payments
Plan all your architecture projects and get paid all in one system. Take a look at the new updates we're introducing for online payments for architects.
3 Types of Architecture Invoice Structure
In this article, we’ll show you the 3 best architecture invoice structures to avoid late payment and disagreement with your clients.
The Future of Practice Operations
At Monograph, we believe that the next level of design lies in Practice Operations. Here is a look into what we envision the future of practice of operations look like.
Unlocking Invoicing as a Client Experience Tool
A new invoicing workflow for architects designed for architects to improve your client experience. Take a look at all the new updates we're introducing for invoicing today.
9 Best Practices for Invoicing
Have you ever hit a roadblock with a client due to invoice issues? Don’t worry. By following these 9 best practices for invoicing, they can be avoided. 
Top 10 Project Management Software for Architects
A list of the top project management software for architects to help you stay organized and keep track of your budget and time.
2021 Best Practice Report: Architecture Statistics and Trends
Our annual Best Practice Report dives into architecture statistics and trends to offer valuable insights and tips on tackling both present and future challenges.
Top 26 Best Architecture Software: From Design to Operations
Wondering which architecture software you should invest in? This article includes the best architecture software for firms to manage their clients, run a profitable business, and deliver great design solutions.
Client Onboarding: The Complete Guide For Architects
A complete guide on client onboarding for architecture and design firms. We’ll cover 7 steps to create the best client experience at the beginning of your project.
7 Tips to Avoid Employee Burnout for Architects
Burnout is a common issue for architects and engineers. Here are 7 tips on how to avoid employee burnout in your firm.
The State of Burnout in Architecture (2021)
Architecture Industry report that analyzes the State of Burnout. Here’s why architects are experiencing burnout in 2021.
Behind Olson Kundig's Design Culture
Learn more about Olson Kundig’s work culture and business strategy that makes them one of the most recognizable design firms in the industry.
Monograph Raises $20 Million to Build the Future of Practice Operations
Today, we're announcing new partners, and our $20 Million Series B.
Architects vs Software Architects: Who Wins?
In this article, we take a deep dive into the decade-long controversial debate on Building Architects vs Software Architects.
How Studio McGee Scale Their Design Business
We look at how Studio McGee has grown to be one of the most successful interior design firms through its marketing strategies and product expansion.
6 Steps to Calculate Hourly Billing Rate for Architects
Don’t know how to charge the right hourly billing rate as an architect? In this guide, we will show you the 6 steps to calculate hourly fee to be profitable.
What is Profit Planning?
This short guide will help you understand what profit planning is and why it is important for your architecture firm.
7 Steps to Make Your Architecture Firm Profitable
Looking to make your architecture firm more profitable? Here are 7 actionable steps to move the needle in the right direction.
10 Key Financial Performance Indicators for Architecture Firms to Increase Profitability
Architecture firms have to maintain a healthy financial balance. Here are the 10 Key Financial Performance Indicators you should measure.
Good Decisions Drive Good Profits
Understanding your profitability inside Monograph just got a lot easier. Take a look at all the new updates we're introducing for reporting today.
R&D Tax Credits for Architects
This guide covers all you need to know about claiming the R&D tax credit for architects. Find out how to claim this tax incentive without doing extra work.
Local SEO for Architects: How to Get Found in Search
This is a guide on local SEO for architects. Learn how to rank higher on local search results and generate more client leads with these proven tips.
How BIG Architects Became a Big Deal
Deep dive into the unique architectural style, marketing strategies, and collaborative culture that transformed Bjarke Ingels Group from a small shop to one of the most sought-after design firms in the hi-rise, multi-family housing, and cultural building markets.
Announcing our Series A, new partners, and new domain!
Today, we're announcing a new domain, new partners, and our $7.4 Million Series A.
5 Practice Operations Processes That Shouldn’t Be In Spreadsheets
Here are 5 practice operations processes that shouldn’t be in spreadsheets for architecture firms and what you can use instead.
How To Run An Operationally Efficient Organization
H+O Structural Engineering Co-Founder and Principal Rens F. Hayes IV joined us for a conversation about creating opportunities within a design organization.
2020 Architecture Industry Statistics and Trends
The architecture industry is evolving, albeit faster in some areas than others. Our annual analysis on the state of the industry includes tips on how to face challenges strategically and areas of opportunity for next year.
Skills Needed To Start An Architecture Firm 
Beyond design talent there are many necessary skills required for you to run a successful architecture firm. It is important for firm owners to be well versed in a range of skills and constantly work to improve upon the areas they may lack in experience. 
Marketing Strategies for Architects
Marketing for architects is increasing your potential client’s awareness of your firm and encouraging them to take the next step. Each step leads them to the ultimate goal of hiring you.
Guide to Marketing During a Recession
Recessions are scary for everyone – no doubt about it. This time could leave you and your employees wondering or even doubting how and if you will get through. Following our guide to marketing during a recession will help you not only get through lean times but come out better positioned to take advantage of the recovery.
How to Read a Profit & Loss Statement
The Profit & Loss statement is one of the fundamental financial forms of all businesses including architecture firms. This report takes a snapshot of the financial information for a set period of time, typically on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. It is important for all firm owners and those considering starting their own firm to understand what this report is and how to read one.
Types of Architecture Firms and Their Business Models
Designing how your architecture firm will practice is as important as delivering great work for your clients. In this guide to types of architecture firms, we'll consider what sort of business model you might pursue - whether it's based on efficiency, experience, or expertise - so you can better manage and market your services to the ideal clients.
Guide to Starting Your Own Architecture Firm
In order to start your own architecture firm, you will need to incorporate your business. This guide walks you through the various legal structures used by entrepreneurial architects and their tradeoffs including liability, taxation, and organization.
Guide to Social Media
Social media enables anyone in the world to connect with you and your firm's values and work at a relatively low cost. Whether it's leveraged as a way to lift brand awareness or as part of a strategic business development funnel, all architecture firms and their marketing teams should spend time critically experimenting with these powerful channels.
10 Marketing Concepts for Architecture Firms
In service of introducing new ideas into the field of architecture, we've compiled a list of 10 important marketing concepts to think through with your team and reorient your marketing initiatives from being passive to active. We've even included some bonuses!
Powerful Ways Top Architecture Firms Leverage their Website
How firms like Snøhetta and Morphosis use their websites successfully
Setting Up a Remote Architecture Office
Remote working can save your architecture firm money and make your employees happier and more productive, but it can also be a pain to set-up right. Here’s how to do it.
Guide to Recession Planning for Firms
Take control of your future and plan for the next cyclical downturn with our guide to recession planning.
Guide to Financial Management for Architecture Firms
Part of being a successful architect – a big part – is financial management. Managing your firm’s finances means managing a delicate balance between your expenses and your revenue.
Guide to Professional Liability Insurance
Professional liability insurance will be your saving grace when things go south with a client – or even when someone comes out of left field with a bogus claim. Protect yourself: learn why you need it, how to get it, and how to use it.
Guide to Business Development for Architects
Learn how to start developing new business today.
Guide to Architectural Fees
Valuing your time and the value you deliver to your clients is critical to running an equitable and successful practice. In this guide, we walk through the various ways you can set fees and expectations.
Guide to Architectural Proposals
Win More Work: Write Great Proposals.
Guide to Architectural Services
Beyond the basics, architects provide many types of services to support building projects.
Guide to Architectural Contracts
Start protecting your business from unnecessary litigation and the associated stress by creating an airtight contract
Guide to Invoicing for Architects
How to manage your cashflow to run a successful, profitable architecture firm.
Guide to Earned Value Management for Architects
Earned Value Management is a useful financial technique to keep control of your project's budget and schedule.
Architect's Guide to SEO
SEO basics and best practices

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