The Firm of the Future: Big Picture Trends Shaping the Future of Architecture Firms

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET

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AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community continues a free Webinar series next month with a look at major trends that may have profound influence on our architectural practices. It is essential that firm leaders understand these powerful forces so we are better prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities they will bring. Please take this opportunity to join us for this important webinar.

The Firm of the Future: Big Picture Trends Shaping the Future of Architecture Firms

Yogi Berra’s wisdom that “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” points out the reality that nothing is more important to the leadership of architecture firms in these tumultuous times than stepping back from the day-to-day struggle, scanning the horizon, and taking the long view. This webinar will examine “megatrends” that are profoundly influencing what successful design firms will look like in the future, including:

  • Demographics: the most powerful, pervasive—and maybe predictable—of all forces
  • Projects: the beginning of a wave of sweeping changes in project delivery
  • People: the impending labor shortage—in quantity and quality—as well as generational challenges and opportunities
  • Transitions: both leadership and ownership that will challenge firms far into the future

Learning Objectives
After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  1. Become more aware of major trends affecting the business and practice of architecture.
  2. Learn how long-term trends will drive their own leadership and management of their firms.
  3. Gain an appreciation of how essential their understanding of the future is to the ultimate success of their firms
  4. Learn about resources available to help them plan their firm’s futures.

Ray Kogan, AIA, President, Kogan & Company

Scott Kuehn, AIA, PMKC Advisory Group Member and David Barkin, AIA, PMKC Advisory Group Member

To learn more about other PMKC activities please visit the Practice Management webpage.