Dual-pronged propositions for clients in 2017… #business #entrepreneur

As an architect who also has an interest in entrepreneurship and business; we’re pleased to continue our dual-pronged simplified propositions for clients through 2017. But what are the two types of ‘proposition’ simplifiers? 1. The Price simplifier The price simplifier Read More …

I am a brilliant architect. I am a crap architect. Which is it?

I am a brilliant architect. I am a crap architect. Which is it? On Friday I received two emails: Email 1: “We love, love the design of our house. You are gifted at what you do” Email 2: “We don’t Read More …

Initial Consultation policy changed (again)… @leecalisti mentioned (again)

A big benefit of being a small business is that you can change policy ‘on a sixpence’ and the ‘Initial Consultation’ Policy has changed (again). The problems are still the same: β€’ Economically it’s impossible to travel to sites free Read More …

Lovely post by @Barros_Isabel on clients; couldn't have written better myself ;-)

Lovely post from Isabel Barros (Wexford Architect) on Are you our type of client? My sentiments entirely, I wish I’d written the post ! πŸ˜‰

Advice note on S.I. No.9 of 2014 for Clients, Builders, Suppliers & Certifiers

With just over a week to go before SI. No.9 of 2014 kicks in (March 1st); below is an ‘Advice Note’ I am giving to clients, builders, suppliers & ancillary certifiers to ease the transition. I’ve also included this sheet Read More …

I genuinely sent this to an enquiry today & encourage all building professionals to do the same #InitialConsultation

Why architects need to charge for consultations: Background: Original enquiry was for me to visit house to increase light and warmth to the living room of an existing house. My response was to either: a. Conduct a site visit & Read More …

Residential Architect – This time it's personal…

Residential Architect: Is there another job that connects you so personally for such an extended period; when you take into account the design and planning process and then works on site this relationship can extend for years. And yes, it Read More …

Client alarm bells especially for @Interiorporn & @andrewdunning

There now follows a public service announcement for architecture students & architects in business… As usual I jumped into a Twitter conversation, this time between @Interiorporn and @andrewdunning This time the conversation was on the sensitive subject of clients and Read More …

Why an architect is coolest job in world, Part 2: Exceptional Clients

I’ve discussed what makes for a perfect job in the previous post at ‘Being an architect is coolest job in world – this is why…’ and if you look back at the jobs you deem most successful there is one Read More …

The role of the architect during the build…

This short Fact Sheet on the ‘Role of the Architect During Building Operations’ explains the change in role to arbitrator of contract between Client and Contractor. It’s also going to get added into the Fact Sheets in the right hand Read More …