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  • 1.  Looking for examples of Firm Operations Manuals

    Posted 10-05-2021 04:05 PM
    Does your firm have a written set of office manuals that describe all operations, policies and production standards to staff? It seems like the answer to this question should obviously be "yes." However, I am having trouble finding any examples or templates specifically for architectural firms.
    For my firm, I had to start completely from scratch to write these manuals using only the table of contents from other industries as a guide. Anyone have any guides or resources they would like to share?

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    Jennifer Kretschmer AIA
    Principal Architect
    J. Kretschmer Architect
    Los Gatos CA
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  • 2.  RE: Looking for examples of Firm Operations Manuals

    Posted 10-06-2021 05:34 PM
    Jennifer-
    I'm in the same boat. Our Office Manual is still a work in progress. We have cobbled together bits and pieces from sources online, but all for other industries. In regards to compliance with State and Federal Regulations, I suggest farming that out to a professional HR firm; compliance is important, and it can be tricky, so I'd leave that to the professionals. Good luck

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    Cyrus Rivetna AIA
    President
    Rivetna Architects Inc.
    Chicago IL
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for examples of Firm Operations Manuals

    Posted 10-07-2021 07:24 PM
    I don't know if it's still around or not, but there used to be "Architectural Office Practices and Standards" by JNX Group, LLC. out of Denver.

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    Karen Campbell
    Assistant Director & Architect
    LSU Agricultural Center Facilities Planning
    Baton Rouge LA
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