We’ve all been talking about the many issues that we need to address in the profession of architecture; the identity crisis, the financial crisis, the licensing crisis… The list goes on and on.
For years architects have slowly surrendered responsibility for much of the design and construction processes to others. We’ve been convinced by our educational institutions that money should not be a priority and that we should be practicing for the strict benefit of others. For generations, our professional organization has discouraged any conversation about fees and individual architects have struggled to succeed.
It’s time that we make some changes. It’s time that individual entrepreneur architects step up and take matters into our own hands. It’s time that we come together, as a community, to collaborate and share the knowledge we each hold sacred. It’s time that we stop waiting for others to fix the pain we all feel and find the solutions ourselves. We can do this. We can fix what is broken.
Are you in?
Who are you? Where do you work? How do you work? What are your thoughts regarding the profession of architecture? What are the future trends in the profession?
These are the questions we all want to know.
So, let’s find out. I have created a comprehensive online questionnaire, the Entrepreneur Architect Business Trends Survey, with the intent to learn about the Entrepreneur Architect community and to see into the future of the architectural profession.
This survey is very important.
Please complete this survey now or schedule time on your calendar to complete it this week. It’s a simple, straight-forward questionnaire of mostly “yes/no” questions. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
My intent is to build the most comprehensive resource for architecture business success on the planet and I am asking for your assistance to make that happen. The response from this survey will allow us to focus our energy on the topics and resources you find most interesting. What will have the greatest impact on your career in architecture? Entrepreneur Architect will become an influential force in our profession and you, as a member of the Entrepreneur Architect community, will benefit directly from our collective efforts.
By contributing your response to this survey, you will help to improve our profession and guide Entrepreneur Architect to be the best it can be. We will use this survey as we plan for the future of the community. We will pursue the resources that you will find most beneficial and abandon the ones that are no longer useful.
And here’s some additional incentive.
I know we are all busy and don’t really have time to complete another survey, but this is important to the future of Entrepreneur Architect. We need as many respondents contributing as possible, so here’s what I am proposing. If you take the time to complete the survey, I will share the unfiltered results with you. There is no doubt that you and your firm will benefit from this very valuable resource.
But wait there’s more…
Complete the survey and you will have a chance to receive one of my favorite business books. I will randomly select a completed survey and send the contributor one of 4 books that will be given away throughout the time the survey will be active.
As sole proprietors, students and small firm architects, this survey may be one of the most important tasks you complete this year. Please schedule the time to take the survey and share the link with every architect you know. The more people who complete the survey, the more valuable it will be for us all.
Thank you so much for your support of Entrepreneur Architect.
Ready? Take the survey now.
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