18 01, 2022

Market Your Firm the Right Way

By |2022-01-23T14:33:30-08:00January 18, 2022|Branding|

Marketing plays an integral role in keeping your firm afloat. The architecture industry, in particular, saw a massive decline following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, research by Appleseed Strategy showed that 70% of architecture firms experienced a drop in their billings during the second quarter of 2020. [...]

14 01, 2022

Design+Dialogue: Core Leadership Skills in Design

By |2022-01-14T07:27:46-08:00January 14, 2022|Design + Dialogue|

Core Leadership Skills in Design are many but some are more important for success than others.  In this week's design and dialogue I share four critical skills every design leader must master. I have another blog that goes more in-depth here.

10 01, 2022

Design+Dialogue: Becoming a Design Director

By |2022-01-10T07:30:17-08:00January 10, 2022|Design + Dialogue|

If 2021 was the year of the Great Resignation, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the great career up-leveling. For those ready to see their career grow, now is the time. I have been having conversations with candidates throughout the holidays and most have been asking me [...]

4 01, 2022

3 Habits (Not Resolutions) for Your Architecture Firm

By |2022-01-18T09:27:56-08:00January 4, 2022|Architecture|

The “New year, new me” cliché is one we all love because it shares the promise of growth. It’s the new year, so it’s time for those New Year’s Resolutions to create the new “you,” right? Wrong! If you want to create real change in your life, it will take [...]

28 12, 2021

Why You Didn’t Get the Architecture Job of Your Dreams

By |2022-01-17T00:31:51-08:00December 28, 2021|Architecture|

The reasons architects don’t usually get hired comes down to one thing: interview skills. Architecture recruiters and hiring managers are looking for candidates with more than design ability. They’re looking for candidates who love what they do and can articulate that passion in an interview. 4 Reasons You Didn’t Get [...]

21 12, 2021

How to Reward Your Architecture Team

By |2022-01-09T17:00:07-08:00December 21, 2021|Architecture|

A creative and professional architecture team can use their skills to accomplish remarkable feats.  Whether you’re relying on a small team or one comprised of multiple levels such as lead, core, and support members, one thing is true. Recognition goes a long way toward building trust and retaining your best [...]

14 12, 2021

3 Main Reasons You Aren’t Getting Recruited

By |2021-12-15T20:01:18-08:00December 14, 2021|Employment|

Job hunts are daunting and time-consuming. Leaving your resume with numerous architecture companies but getting no response can be frustrating. You could be investing hours, days, or weeks on it and still be left with no response. However, that does not mean that you should give up. What you need [...]

7 12, 2021

Level Up Your Small Architecture Firm

By |2021-12-15T19:08:34-08:00December 7, 2021|Architecture|

Growing your small design firm presents some distinct issues.  The good news is that this issue can be overcome with a combination of talent, team effort, and unbeatable skills while never compromising on quality, communication, or the collaborative environment within your architecture firm. Easy, right.  But there is reason to [...]

30 11, 2021

What Makes a Good Product Salesperson in Architecture and Design?

By |2021-12-06T17:46:32-08:00November 30, 2021|Architecture|

Architecture and design salespersons love to share their knowledge of both design and products. Whether they sell to the trades or directly to consumers, sales reps have a deep understanding of how a particular product can enhance or improve aesthetics, construction, or efficiency. This knowledge often comes from formal education, [...]

23 11, 2021

Becoming a Design Director

By |2021-12-06T17:26:35-08:00November 23, 2021|DBI, Employment|

Once you have accrued 5-10 years of experience in design, you may be considering a move to the coveted position of design director.  The creative lead in this position has likely garnered work experience in various related projects and understands how design and concept become a completed project. Build your design [...]

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