A Toolkit to Get You Organized Locally!
CRAN offers local chapters wanting to start a residential committee the tools to help establish a committee and a network of successful local groups from which to draw ideas and inspiration. Download the toolkit.
"So You Want To Do Houses?"
Residential design is not for every architect, says one who has learned from experience. A casual survey of why people become architects will inevitably lead to an early interest in or passion for the design of houses. It is therefore surprising to many people that not all architects design houses. Single-family residential design is something most architects feel they have the skills and knowledge to do effectively, but the reality is few of us makes an ongoing practice of it and even fewer can earn a meaningful living doing it. I know, I try to do it every day and it is tough. Read the complete article by Michael Malone, AIA published by the Texas Society of Architects/AIA.
Getting There: A Road Map for Clients
Use this booklet (shared by AIA CRAN member, Bud Dietrich, AIA) as template to create your own media to help educate clients on the design and construction process.
Business of Architecture
One hears a lot about social media these days, but is it right for you? What benefits, if any, can an architect gain from social media? Enoch Sears, AIA, provides some thoughts and case studies on this topic in the primer Social Media for Architects which we have made available to members of the AIA CRAN. It can be downloaded here. Enoch curates the blog BusinessofArchitecture.com where he writes about social media and web design for architects.