These Smart Pricing Techniques Could Double an Architect’s Income

“Would you like to be a starving architect or a profit-first architect?” – Mark Lepage, founder of EntreArchitect As architects, we graduate with romantic ideals and dreams of making meaningful designs. Profit isn’t the first thing we think about because,…

The ultimate guide to a successful punch list experience - 16 Tips

We all know how dreadful the final walk-through with a client can be. But, just in case you don’t, picture this: It’s 8:55 a.m., and the final punch list meeting starts in five minutes. Six people are waiting for you…

Best Apps for Architects and Construction - Our selection for 2018

When asked for the most valuable things in life, many highly successful people all rank the same thing at number one: time. Unlike material things, you can’t lose time and get it back again. You can’t spend time and go…

best tablet for architects ArchiSnapper punch list app

If you drag around stacks of floorplans and other documents to your worksite… If you use pen and paper to make notes… If you have to use a cable to transfer your pictures to a PC in order to place…

The building blocks of a professional construction field report

Architects visit job sites regularly, in order to take note of the status and progress of a construction project. Afterwards they send out their observations. Why? There are often many people and companies involved in a construction project, so there…

The Ideal World According to an Architect-Entrepreneur

We conducted an interview with Anton Gonnissen, CEO of ABS Bouwteam about his rather atypical but successful career path as an architect. During this interview he explained to us why, in his opinion, a different relationship between architects, the construction…

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Do you sometimes have the feeling that you are a slave of your business? That your business can not survive for 1 single week without you? That your continuous input and intervention is required to keep your business moving forward? That you…

Architects, Contractors, Engineers: double your hourly rate. NOW.

(Upfront warning: for simplicity, we only talk about hourly rates in this article, but the same is true for fixed per project pricing.) Defining your hourly rate is a difficult thing. Many architects, contractors, project managers and construction engineers are afraid to…

What is a punch list or snag list, explained in simple words?

A construction punch list (or snag list) is a list of items that need to be completed to comply with the terms of the contract and is prepared when the construction project reaches the final stage. Contractor and customer (or customer’s representative like architect…

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How to compile and shape a portfolio? What is the ideal medium and format for an architecture portfolio? Exactly how extensive should your portfolio be? What is allowed and what isn’t in a portfolio? These are questions that every architect…