The to-do list for architecture startups is long. There's letterhead, logos, business cards, and branding to design; systems to put in place to ensure the brand you're creating can deliver on its promises. Among all this are questions: how are new clients processed and welcomed? What will you charge? What business structure and revenue model makes the most sense?
All this before you put pen to trace.
Most new businesses cobble together systems ad hoc - on an as needed basis. What if the systems, tools, templates, and worksheets were done for you, available and at the ready when you needed them on day one?
I'm an award-winning architect and founder of 30X40 Design Workshop.
My primary focus is residential architecture with a modern bent.
I'm inspired by agricultural structures, industrial materials, and simple forms.
In April of 2015 I published, Architect + Entrepreneur, part narrative and part business book it has been called the "Professional Practice Handbook for Millennials".
The guide advocates novel business strategies and tools that merge entrepreneurship with the practice of architecture.
I've been busy curating a collection of the most useful tools I use each day to run 30X40, follow along and you'll be the first to know when they're ready.