Inspiring Success in Architecture for Small Firms and Sole Proprietor Architects

EA039: A Virtual Round Table Discussing the Virtual Studio [Podcast]


20201010_sThis week on the podcast, I invited small firm architects Lee Calisti, Jeremiah Russell, Steve May and Neal Pann to discuss the virtual studio business model. Neal was in the wilds of Canada on vacation and could not make it to the call, but Lee, Jeremiah, Steve and I had a very interesting conversation about how my new virtual studio is working.

We discussed how the model could be used to help architects collaborate, build virtual teams and take on larger projects. If you are a solopreneur architect and are interested in working remotely with other professions, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

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Recording Meeting Minutes Using Evernote


I’ve been saving for a new Apple iPad Air for months. A week before leaving for the AIA National Convention in June, I pulled the trigger and ordered my newest toy with 32 MB of storage in Space Gray. It would be useful to complete my … [Continue reading]

EA038: Hardware and Electronic Equipment for Small Firm Architects [Podcast]


In the 15 years that Annmarie and I have been practicing at our small residential architecture firm, we have seen much of our hardware come and go. We launched the firm with a single Dell workstation, a monster CRT monitor and an inexpensive … [Continue reading]

Go Clean Your Room


It’s a phrase Annmarie and I use almost everyday. “Go clean your room!” Every parent of young children can relate. With those four words, we attempt to instill a sense of order and responsibility within our children. On most days it seems … [Continue reading]

EA037: My Answers to 11 Big Questions About Architecture (Podcast)


Late yesterday afternoon, I received an email from my friend Bob Borson of Life of an Architect. His message was a challenge to all architect bloggers on the internet. Bob challenged us to coordinate a series of blog posts, (and this podcast episode) … [Continue reading]

Giving Back is Good Business


If you are a member of the Entrepreneur Architect community (and if you read the blog, listen to the podcast, subscribe to the newsletter or participate at the Linkedin group, that would be you!), you already know that I was invited to Chicago by my … [Continue reading]

EA036: A Call to Action for Small Firm Architects at AIA Convention 2015 [Podcast]


This week on the Entrepreneur Architect Podcast, I talk about my week and share my insights on the Business Plan Competition and the AIA National Convention. It was a fantastic week. Please review the podcast on iTunes. References from this … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Guide to Streamlining Your Architectural Production Process


This week's post is written by David M. Sanders, AIA a residential architect based in Capistrano Beach, California. David has generously shared his own system for preparing the ultimate set of construction documents. You may learn more about David … [Continue reading]

The Results are In!

The Entrepreneur Architect Business Trends Survey 2014 Earlier this year, we asked the Entrepreneur Architect community to share details about who they are, what they do, where they do it and how they are getting it all done. The information … [Continue reading]

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