Small Project Practitioners

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  • I have never heard of such a thing here in Colorado.  I pay a "Denver Occupational Privilege Tax" for having my office in the City of Denver.  I do work all over the metropolitan / Front Range area which includes lots of suburbs.  I've never encountered ...

  • Here in the Bay Area, where government is King, I've never heard of this, though it is not uncommon for general contractors to have a business license to pull a permit.  It sounds dodgy to me.  I wonder whether State law would conflict.  Think about all ...

  • In what situations have you found that out of town architects need to file for a City business license? I am a sole proprietor architect with no employees that works from my home office.  I have a City business license from the City where my home office ...

  • Hear, hear! Thanks Bill. This is a real issue for women at many venues. Ellen DeNooyer AIA Boston, MA ------Original Message------ Hello folks --- One point I have not seen reflected in the discussion of fixture counts (usually "50% / ...

  • the table in IBC chapter 29 has different quantities for fixtures for many uses, distinguished by gender, especially for many assembly occupancies ------------------------------ Joel Niemi AIA Joel Niemi Architect Snohomish, WA ------------------------------

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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 the ...

  • 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 today's ...