How to Develop a Used Car Lot into a Trending Food Court: The Zipper by Guerrilla Development

How to Develop a Used Car Lot into a Trending Food Court: The Zipper by Guerrilla Development

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the project The Zipper by Portland based Guerrilla Development. We interviewed Kevin Cavenaugh, architect developer and founder of the real estate development company Guerilla Development,...
5 of the Most Innovative Architecture Firms

5 of the Most Innovative Architecture Firms

The AEC industry is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies. Cumbersome organizational structures and high financial stakes make it difficult for AEC professionals to experiment. Due to the limited role of architects in the project development process, innovative design solutions and experimentation with new manufacturing techniques are still confined to...
How Modelo Started a SaaS Business

How Modelo Started a SaaS Business

Welcome back to “Archipreneur Insights”, the interview series with leaders who are responsible for some of the world’s most exciting and creatively disarming architecture. The series largely follows those who have an architectural degree but have since followed an entrepreneurial or alternative career path but also interviews other key players...
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Is Micro-Scale Housing the Future of Urban Living?

Is Micro-Scale Housing the Future of Urban Living?

According to the United Nations’ World Urbanization Prospects 2014 report, 54% of the global population lives in cities. These numbers are expected to rise in the future. As the population and rental prices continue to grow in large urban areas, a new trend of living in small places is gathering momentum. By Lidija Grozdanic High-density cities...
How to Finance your Architectural Prototype Through Crowdfunding /w CABIN SPACEY

How to Finance your Architectural Prototype Through Crowdfunding /w CABIN SPACEY

A very warm welcome to Archipreneur Insights, the interview series with the architectural, design and building community’s movers and shakers. In this series we get to grips with their opinions, thoughts and practical solutions and learn how to apply their ideas to our own creative work for success in the field of architecture and beyond. This...
Will Virtual Reality Redefine the Way Architects Work?

Will Virtual Reality Redefine the Way Architects Work?

These days, virtual reality seems to be the most important buzzword across several industries. This technological advancement is capturing the imagination of tech communities and architects alike, but does VR really have a future in architecture? By Lidija Grozdanic Computer graphics have come a long way since Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad. Sutherland’s vision of entire environments...
How Virtual Space Will Revolutionize Architecture – with Gunita Kuļikovska

How Virtual Space Will Revolutionize Architecture – with Gunita Kuļikovska

“Archipreneur Insights” is an interview series with experts and entrepreneurs in the field of architecture, building and development, highlighting the creative and unusual operations of their businesses and projects. Considering we’re very deep within the age of technology, we also look at how these community leaders have used alternative methods to achieve their career and...
5 Largest Tech Incubators and Companies that Target Urbanism

5 Largest Tech Incubators and Companies that Target Urbanism

Tech companies are slowly changing the way we work, communicate, do business and travel, but how do they affect our urban environments? By Lidija Grozdanic It seems that tech incubators and accelerators are starting to directly target cities. Companies like Uber, AirBnB and WeWork already impact our daily lives without deliberately targeting urban conditions. We...
Presenting Berlin's Biggest Joint Building Venture Project by Zanderroth Architekten

Presenting Berlin’s Biggest Joint Building Venture Project by Zanderroth Architekten

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the joint building venture project li01 by Berlin based zanderroth architekten. We introduced zanderroth architekten to you in this article presenting five successful architects as developer firms. Since they were founded...
How to Grow Your Architecture Firm Through Marketing

How to Grow Your Architecture Firm Through Marketing

Marketing is not simply an expense reserved for already established architecture firms. Small businesses in particular can benefit from a smart marketing strategy by aligning their operations with some of marketing’s most basic premises and concepts. By Lidija Grozdanic Architects in general have a tendency to underestimate the importance of marketing in creating and running...
ASH NYC Re-Developed Historic Building, 32 Custom House, as Their Own Clients

ASH NYC Re-Developed Historic Building, 32 Custom House, as Their Own Clients

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the recently completed design project 32 Custom House by ASH NYC. ASH NYC is a company that blends the world of interior design with property development. In addition to being...
10 Best Architecture Startups in 2016

10 Best Architecture Startups in 2016

Established architecture firms are great sources of knowledge for archipreneurs, but nothing invigorates the industry or inspires peers as much as emerging young talent. Architecture startups exemplify the most experimental aspects of the profession, and push the envelope when it comes to business models, marketing strategies and design innovation. By Lidija Grozdanic Young firms are...
How the Architects at 'Deadline' Became Their Own Clients to Design Their First Building

How the Architects at ‘Deadline’ Became Their Own Clients to Design Their First Building

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the project Slender – Bender by Berlin based Deadline. Slender – Bender is the first building of Deadline’s architects Matthew Griffin and Britta Jürgens. In embarking on this project...
How to Use Placemaking to Create the City of the Future – Marko&Placemakers

How to Use Placemaking to Create the City of the Future – Marko&Placemakers

Welcome back to “Archipreneur Insights”, the interview series with leaders who are responsible for some of the world’s most exciting and creatively disarming architecture. The series largely follows those who have an architectural degree but have since followed an entrepreneurial or alternative career path but also interviews other key players in the building and development...
Top 10 Guidelines for Success in Archipreneurship

Top 10 Guidelines for Success in Archipreneurship

There are no clear rules to follow when it comes to making career choices in any industry, particularly in the entrepreneurial arena where business owners often have to come up with innovative, unconventional solutions to problems. In archipreneurship, which is still in its nascent state, AEC professionals often have to play by ear and reinvent...