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Residential clients today may be giving up space because of rising rental and construction costs, but they're not willing to sacrifice amenities, say four noted architects interviewed for a recent issue of Licensed Architect.
You must always protect yourself by creating a contract the client will sign. After all, this is your livelihood at stake, and if something goes wrong, you'll need solid legal documentation to make sure you get paid.
Noah Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, delivers the keynote lecture, Pushing the Envelope, at this year's ALA Midwest Architecture Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
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Licensed Architect is the quarterly publication of ALA. All members receive a copy as part of their membership. Each issue contains articles with useful information and a CE article with quiz to earn 1 learning unit. Read current and past issues.Learn More
The ALA Midwest Architecture Conference, ALA's premier annual event is approaching its 19th year on October 3rd. It is a one-day conference that is a leading source for architects to obtain the latest business and technical education on topics relevant to their work.Learn More
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