Architects: 5 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Hourly Rate

As an architect, you are ultimately beholden to your hourly rate. There are, after all, only so many hours in the day; the amount you are paid for those hours makes all the difference. This can be seen as both…

5 must read blogs for architects

As an architect you want to keep track of what’s going in your area of expertise: new trends, innovations, materials, influencing projects, events, books, … It’s exactly that kind of information that gives architects a richer background and helps them…

An Architect's Guide to Networking in the Real World

When clients choose an architect, it’s not solely on the basis of technical skills and achievements, but also as a result of recommendations from friends and reputation by word of mouth. Hiring an architect is a significant investment, whether it…

The 7 Essential Elements of a Portfolio Page That Sells

In creative careers like architecture, having a good portfolio is essential for finding new business. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are or how much experience you have – a client is unlikely to hire you without seeing photographic evidence…

12 Tips for Maximizing Your Tablet's Battery Life (and Avoiding a Disaster on the Construction Site)

Your tablet may be one of the most useful tools you use on the construction site as an architect, but if your battery runs out, it may as well be an expensive paperweight. Many tablets now offer 8-10 hours of…

How Tablets Are Revolutionizing the Construction Business

Tablet computers are a fairly new invention in the wide selection of gadgets and technology we have available to us today. The first Android tablets were released in 2009, quickly followed by Apple’s contribution – the iPad in 2010. Apple…

How to Avoid Losing Your Business in the Blink of an Eye

What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and your entire business was gone? It’s amazing how many businesses don’t have a proper backup system in place. It’s one of those things that everyone knows they should do, but…

How to Get the Most out of Evernote as an Architect

These days there are so many productivity apps and services around, it can be difficult knowing where to start. However, Evernote is a name that pops up time and time again in conversations about work management and productivity and for good…

How to Price Architectural Services

Time-based pricing is a common practice in the architecture business but this does not mean it is the pricing model that makes the most sense or the one that provides the most benefit for you or the customer. Setting an hourly…

Which is the Best Tablet for Architects?

We’re often asked which is the best tablet for running Archisnapper and for general use in the architecture and construction business. While every individual has specific needs and in the end it comes down to personal preference as to which…