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The Principal's Dilemma: The turning point in your firm's life cycle

As founder of a small firm that has been in business for 10-12 years, your business may be at a turning point. Do you grow your firm or are you content with its current size and capabilities? A decision to grow your firm may allow you to make more money, but you will have to let go of some control.

 

Architecture 2030 Challenge: Are we on track?

The green building community has widely embraced the idea that newly constructed buildings and those undergoing major renovations should be carbon neutral by adopting the Architecture 2030 Challenge. Are we, as an industry, on track to meet these goals?

Today's residential clients want amenities, style and function

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.

Protect yourself with ALA's free short-form contracts

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.
 

ALA keynote speaker Noah Biklen pushes the envelope



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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