Inspiring Success in Architecture for Small Firms and Sole Proprietor Architects

EA045: 10 Tips From a Recovering Procrastinator [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My name is Mark R. LePage and I am a recovering procrastinator. After 40+ years, I don’t have much hope of ever finding a cure, but recently I have found some ways to hang on to the wagon and stay focused on getting things done. With so many […]

EA044: How to Land Your First Job in Architecture [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Last December I was invited to speak at AIAS Forum 2013; the American Institute of Architecture Students national convention. This year the event was held in Chicago… Yes, Chicago in December, and yes, we were snowed-in for days. While we waited for the airports to open, I had […]

EA043: 5 Mistakes I Made When Launching My Virtual Architecture Studio [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Everything I do in business, I approach as an experiment. It’s been 9 months since moving Fivecat Studio out of our 2,000 square foot studio in Pleasantville, New York to a new 200 square foot studio in our Chappaqua home. It’s been very successful and I love what […]

EA042: This is Exciting – Making a Difference at Entrepreneur Architect [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It is the individual small firm architects, taking charge of their own success and working with other individual architects; collaborating and sharing their knowledge that will really take this profession to new levels… and this really excites me. Today on the podcast, in the spirit of sharing what […]

EA041: Top 10 Ways Architects Can Earn More Money [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download To successfully complete a project, an architect is responsible for making thousands of critical decisions. To complete the development of a standard residential additions and alterations project, it takes several months of focus and dedication. Many of us work long hours, long into the night, through weekends and holidays. […]

EA040: My 4 Simple Steps to Getting Things Done [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A little past 6AM, tunes from the local radio station wake me from a very deep slumber. Typically, I will set the alarm to 6:14, so I hear music rather than the daily bad news report. I am very serious about my “full media blackout“. I certainly don’t […]

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This 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 […]

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 all-in-one scanner, printer, fax machine. Today […]

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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) all to be published on […]