Small Project Practitioners


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  • 2016 TAP/CCA Innovation Awards Submissions due August 29 Through their “Exemplary use in a small firm” category, the TAP/CCA Innovation Awards emphasizes how new practices and technologies will further enable project delivery and enhance...

  • This is a friendly reminder of the AIA code of conduct. I've pasted an excerpt below; you may also view the entire code at http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB080591 . Excerpt Don't intimidate, attack, or harass other users. The discussions on...

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    Please remind me – what constitutes a 'small project' and how do you survive on small projects alone? Tony Garza | AIA Senior Associate BRR Architecture, Inc. 250 Sutter Street, Suite 350 San Francisco,...

  • How is it that Trump calls Hillary "crooked" when for so many years he hasn't lived up to his contracts with literally hundreds of contractors? He capriciously decides he won't pay them, many of whom are blue collar workers. And his response to...

  • Ladies and gentlemen: whaddyasay we keep politics of this forum? It is primarily intended for exchanges of professional interest, issues bearing on practice and practice management. We've all dealt with difficult clients, and any discussion of practice...

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  • I wanted to make you all aware of Fast Company's coverage of the Small Project Practitioners Farmers Market Pop-Up Project Design Competition. Jean Dufresne served as a great spokesperson for the program: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032462/4-designs-that-reimagine-the-farmers-market...

  • By Chayanne Husar Emailing is of course a part of everyone's life and is a fast, effective way to keep a record of communication of a project. Using email to clarify meetings, understandings, and schedules helps to keep a project on task and moving...

  • By Jean Dufresne Most of us know that a big part of our time is spent educating our clients about architecture, construction, government processes and the like. It is our way of showcasing our value to the project, illustrating our passion for...

  • By Jean Dufresne We are a small boutique firm, but we are growing quickly. And with growth comes more projects and larger, more complex projects. My role is changing day by day, away from the traditional architect and more of the business owner...

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  • SPP Tip: Give back to the community by Liza Hausman, VP of Community for Houzz Social media and other technology tools changing the way homeowners get information and work with building and remodeling design professionals. You can expect...