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The 10 Most Important Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Architecture Practice

The 10 Most Important Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Architecture Practice

This article is an expansion on one part of our interview with Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio. The architect spoke from his experience of running a 150-person practice and listed 10 tips for archipreneurs interested in starting their own business. We think this list is inspirational and so we are sharing it...
6 Must-Watch TED Talks for Archipreneurs in 2017

6 Must-Watch TED Talks for Archipreneurs in 2017

Looking for some inspiration to strengthen you passion for Archipreneurship? This eclectic collection of TED Talks will inspire and motivate you to work smarter, faster and more creatively in 2017. TED Talks seem to have transformed from a platform which celebrates remarkable ideas to a format within which over-rehearsed performances aim to primarily entertain. Many...
4 Tips to Get Started with Virtual Reality in Architecture

4 Tips to Get Started with Virtual Reality in Architecture

You are walking through an elegant house, admiring the large living-room windows, the paintings on the wall, and the spacious kitchen. Pendant lights cast a soft glow, the terrazzo flooring gleams beneath your feet, the furnishings feel inviting. Then you take off the virtual-reality goggles and resume your meeting. by Kim O’Connell This scenario is becoming...
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...
2016 in Review: 2 Years after Launching Archipreneur

2016 in Review: 2 Years after Launching Archipreneur

The second year of running Archipreneur has come to an end. Lots of things happened. First, I would like to thank you, the readers, for all of the support and great feedback. This is what motivates me and my team every day. Today I want to share a small recap of 2016 and provide an...
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...
Editor's Pick: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch

Editor’s Pick: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch

Welcome to Editor’s Picks, where we feature our favorite interviews, must-watch videos and innovative news from the architectural, design and building communities’ movers and shakers. This week, we want to share with you a talk with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch titled “How to Think Like an Entrepreneur”. An architect’s average median salary is very low,...