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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 Create an Effective Staffing Plan in Architecture
Are you utilizing your best resource: your staff? Whether you are new or a veteran, this article will help you navigate Staffing Plans in order to plan for the present and future of your firm.
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.
Best Project Management Software for Architects
As a busy architect, you might be trying to figure out the best way to get and stay organized with all of those project management tasks. The answer is project management software for architects.
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.
Best Architecture Software
Having run a small architecture firm, Architect Lucas Gray has parsed through the seemingly endless software options and highlighted his recommendations for the programs small architecture firms should invest in as they focus on serving their clients, designing great architecture, and running a profitable business.
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 Contracts
Start protecting your business from unnecessary litigation and the associated stress by creating an airtight contract
An Architect's Guide to Project Management
This guide will walk you through how architectural project managers integrate design and management skills in order to deliver thoughtful solutions that are on time and on budget.

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