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How Startup Accelerator DesignX Turns Architecture Students into Entrepreneurs

How Startup Accelerator DesignX Turns Architecture Students into Entrepreneurs

Outdated teaching practices at architecture schools are finally giving way to a modern, tech-savvy approach to architectural education. MIT’s new DesignX accelerator helps architecture students become archipreneurs while still at school by providing a platform for developing business models, pitching and funding projects. One of the main reasons why architects lack business skills is the...
Top 10 Apps to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Build New Habits

Top 10 Apps to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Build New Habits

With the daily distractions of Facebook, emails and calls, it can become difficult to keep your eye on the ball. This is why having an app that tracks habits and helps you stay organized can made a huge impact on your professional and personal success. There are numerous digital tools dedicated to optimizing workflow, communication...
SMART Goal-Setting Techniques for a Successful New Year

SMART Goal-Setting Techniques for a Successful New Year

The end of year is always a good time for us to look back at our accomplishments and to review our future aims. To get you started, we’ve outlined a useful road map for setting and achieving business goals. Whether you are a student, sole practitioner, freelancer or business owner, setting goals can be a...
Turning Ideas into Products: 5 Architects who Successfully Sell their Designs

Turning Ideas into Products: 5 Architects who Successfully Sell their Designs

The emergence of interconnectivity, smart and sensor-driven designs, home automation, clean energy, shared knowledge, and efficient software have created numerous opportunities for those looking to build their businesses around products. This includes architects who, by design, have a large skill set that allows them to engage with a wide variety of business models. The idea...
Grow Your Architecture Firm with LinkedIn

Grow Your Architecture Firm with LinkedIn

With a multitude of social media platforms to choose from, architects have to be careful in choosing the right one in which to engage with others and to invest their time and money. Young companies and startups in particular stand to gain a good deal from using LinkedIn. Usually strapped for cash, startups need to...
The Pros and Cons of Starting out as a Freelance Architect

The Pros and Cons of Starting out as a Freelance Architect

Freelancing can be a great option for architects looking for more autonomy and freedom in their work. Although there are drawbacks to this kind of work, there are specific strategies that you can use to overcome the challenges and uncertainties of going solo. It is easy to look down on freelancing. Those who are employed...
7 Inspiring Female Archipreneurs Show How It's Done

7 Inspiring Female Archipreneurs Show How It’s Done

Is archipreneurship a perfect alternative to trying to break the glass ceiling? These 7 female archipreneurs are proving that innovation, great business, and passion all trump gender bias. The AEC industry suffers from a disproportionate number of male over female professionals. A large number of female architects leave the profession early on in their careers,...
How Architects Can Use Instagram to Promote Their Work

How Architects Can Use Instagram to Promote Their Work

Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms with user-generated content. But how useful can Instagram be for architects and those working in the AEC industry? Apparently, extremely useful. Read on to find out how. The majority of architects still don’t see marketing as a hugely important...
7 Productivity Tips for Archipreneurs

7 Productivity Tips for Archipreneurs

Emailing, endless meetings, and managing people can be overwhelming for young archipreneurs. How can you get the most out of your day and learn to prioritize tasks for optimum effectiveness? Sticking to a few key principles can make a huge impact on the success of your enterprise. Architects who diverge from the conventional career path...
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 academic circles and research institutions....
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. High-density cities such as London,...
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? Computer graphics have come a long way since Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad. Sutherland’s vision of entire environments being controlled and...