How to Get the Most out of Dropbox as an Architect

The mobile internet revolution has impacted the work and life of many people, but if you’re reading this, you are probably one of those who benefits the most from this new connected world. As an architect, it’s likely that you’ll…

6 Vital Negotiation Tips for Architects

If in the past you’ve worked in a salaried position for an architecture firm, you probably didn’t have to apply much in the way of negotiation techniques. When you’re on a set salary, unless you’re angling for a raise, your…

Architects: 7 No-Fail Strategies to Maximize Your Productivity

It’s a common occurrence to hear architects (and anyone else!) protest, “If only I had more time”. If only we had a few extra hours in each day, we could get more work done, increase our incomes and retire early…

3 Big Mistakes Architects Make With Their Websites

This is a guest post by Nic Granleese. Nic is an architect and architectural photographer based in Melbourne. His professional photographic career was launched in 2011 and he used social media and websites to quickly become one of Australia’s most…

Why Architects Should Start Blogging Today

In our previous blog post we touched on how publishing a blog can help you to market your architectural services. In this post we’re going to go into a little more detail and explain some of the different ways that…

Tips for Selling Architectural Services

A successful architect not only needs to be good at what they do and deliver projects on time and on budget, but also needs to master the art of marketing. Selling is not a skill that comes naturally to everyone,…

The 80/20 Approach to Dealing With Architecture Clients

In 1906 the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto discovered an interesting fact: 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. This uneven distribution of wealth was not a new observation, but after studying the land ownership of several…

How to Sketch on Your iPad, iPhone or Android?

As an architect who visits job sites on a regular basis, you often need to make sketches to clarify things to other parties in the construction process, or to take home for further processing. Tablets are a step above replacing…

More Than Just an "App" For Your Next Punch List, Site Report or Snag List

ArchiSnapper – our app to make field reports, snag lists and punch lists easy instead of boring – is a combination of online cloud software and a mobile/tablet app. Why? Why not just a mobile app? Because both components offer benefits that…

archisnapper punch list app

In today’s tough economic climate, an increasing number of architects are abandoning or being laid off from salaried positions and instead working for themselves as freelance contractors or even establishing their own firms. The shift towards entrepreneurship and contract-based work…