Balancing the Creative and Business Forces of the Architectural Profession

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It is generally accepted that architects possess the creative vision and artistic imagination to design and create spaces that fulfill our aesthetic, spiritual, and cultural needs through form, light, texture, and material. Architects also possess practical and technical knowledge that enhances these environments with both efficiency and sustainability.

While most architects were attracted to the profession by their desire to be creative and impact the world, it’s important to develop strong business acumen to maintain your firm’s resiliency and provide opportunities for growth.

As the economy returns, many firms are witnessing signs of growth. Strengthening your firm and your processes, while simultaneously increasing profitability, should be one of your primary goals so that you can command the highest fees and capture as many billable hours as possible.

Join us for a live webinar presented by Steve Burns, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer at BQE Software, as he walks you through what you need to do to modify to achieve a smooth-running business and get back to what you love: architecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • The essential elements of a financially stable practice
  • How to balance values and ethics with financial management
  • How to deliver projects on-budget, as well as maintain your value in quality design
  • How to gain more confidence in fee proposals
  • How to streamline your operational processes
  • Useful tools, systems, and apps to help manage the bottom line
  • Steven Burns, FAIA
    Chief Creative Officer
    BQE Software
  • Samuel Medina
    Executive Editor/Moderator
    The Architect's Newspaper


Jul 27


1:00 pm in Eastern Time




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