Inspiring Success in Architecture for Small Firms and Sole Proprietor Architects

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 […]

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 Episode Architecture Business Plan Competition AIA Convention WoodenBoat […]

EA035: Business Systems for Architects with Enoch Sears of BusinessOfArchitecture.com [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week on the Entrepreneur Architect Podcast I chatted with my friend Enoch Sears, the founder of BusinessOfArchitecture.com. Each week, Enoch hosts the Business of Architecture Show, a video podcast, which may be viewed on his website, on his YouTube channel or you may listen to the audio […]

EA034: How to Raise Your Fees [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When Annmarie and I launched Fivecat Studio back in 1999, we took the work we could get and charged what we thought our clients wanted to pay. As we matured as architects and grew as a business, we learned that we needed to make more money in order […]

EA033: Architects Creating Homes with Rand Soellner

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Residential architecture is very different than any other building type. The scale is different. The materials are different. The details are different… and our clients… well, they are very different. The life of a residential architect is very challenging. The psychology involved in a successful residential architecture project […]

EA032: Business Classes for Architecture Students, Architect Moms and More Q & A from the Community [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week on the Entrepreneur Architect Podcast, I am turning things over to you, the Entrepreneur Architect Community. Every day I receive emails from members of the community. Many are letters of support and encouragement… and truthfully, those are the emails that inspire me to continue and to grow […]

EA031: The Architectural Services Sales System [Podcast]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download We need to talk. This may be uncomfortable, but we need to talk about money. Are you making enough to finish each month with a profit? Are you making enough to live comfortably? Are you making enough to simply pay the bills? So many architects I know are […]