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AIA Archiblog 2010-07-26 22:18:14
Woo Hoo for me! I submitted (another) presentation to (another) convention and it was accepted. I like doing presentations; I like meeting my colleagues; most of all, I like it when THEY teach me something! The next topic I’m working on is “What’ll ya have?” For those of you nowhere near the South, it’s the sound one hears when walking into the …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-06-28 22:58:35
When I was “gopher” in an architect’s office, there were only 2 fax machines in town, and we didn’t own one. When a document needed to be across town, there was a process:• Someone wrote the letter • Secretary typed it on a [gasp] typewriter• Author reviewed it to make sure it was correct and signed it• I made copies for the …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-05-25 23:36:52
I’ve been thinking about it… I like going to seminars. I like learning new things (and I really like getting free CEUs!) I do take notes, I do try to learn as much as I can. Answering the question "Is this good? How can I implement/use?" is what I ask myself the days following seminars I’ve attended.? I’ve …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-05-12 00:09:32
I’m happy to announce the national level Small Firms Round Table (SFRT) has been developed as a result of a recommendation from the Small Firms Task Force in 2006 (or somewhere in that timeframe). But I’m still puzzled. It seems that because the notice is in the AIArchitect eNewsletter and the link points to KCs within the AIA, it …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-04-20 22:02:17
Spring Cleaning!A good friend of mine says, “Well, you know what Feng Shui means, don’t you? It means 'Throw it away.'”  I love that. During the first quarter of every year I purge records, files, etc. in accordance with statue of limitation requirements for my state (Georgia silly – not confusion as in “state of”…).  Over the years I’ve realized …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-03-03 02:38:27
Ok, so my firm has been holding its own. When the day is done, there is still outstanding work that needs to be finished. We like coming to work; we lament about not having enough but we are thankful for what we’ve got.We’ve been getting more “one-off” projects these days. By “one-off” I mean those kinds of projects that are well beyond …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-02-23 16:11:51
Hey guys, I’m wondering how the rest of y'all are doing? I took a gander through the past few months of postings and, gee wiz, I’ve been kind of cranky lately. Sorry about that.  Anyway, I’m trying to balance my budget this year, and am wondering how I can continue to make it all work. What expenses should I …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-02-12 19:26:47
Typically architects work with a contract (memo of understanding, letter form of agreement, contract but never, ever, on a verbal handshake… riiihhhttt!) which delineates the services to be performed and the fee to be paid. Frequently the contract also defines the “how and when” that payments are to be made.  Did you know that if an architect requires …


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AIA Archiblog 2010-01-19 16:20:17
Happy New Year!  I love yelling that at the top of my lungs at the stroke of midnight with my family, followed by husband kisses and children hugs. My family and I talk about what we want to personally do better in the new year. We talk about what we wished went differently in the past year and, most …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-12-21 18:02:32
Ok, we’re inundated with information; Web sites, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, seminars, conventions, etc… you get the jist. Oh, I forgot a huge resource, the AIA.  I’m on a treasure hunt for a seminar that Charles Matta of Virginia (currently working with GSA) put on at a few AIA national conventions. As I recall, the content was something like “Marketing …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-12-02 14:40:53
“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself  one.” James Froude 1818-1894I’ve found that my general design process is more of a thought process. I think my thought process was conceived somewhere during high school and gelled during college. Over the years, I have worked to refine how I think about “things”; this in …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-11-19 17:13:02
I’ve had some discussions with architect friends and engineers alike on social media: is it worth it? There is Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (just to name the major players). I have a Facebook account to share photos and jokes with friends and family; purely for fun. I started a LinkedIn account at the suggestion of a civil engineer friend. I was asked to …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-11-13 03:15:45
by Alexis GregoryLook around you. How many women do you see in your architecture office? It seemed as if there were a lot of women working to become architects when you were a student, didn’t it? But where have all the women gone?Have we forgotten those who toiled along with us late into the night during architecture school? …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-11-04 22:43:46
On Tuesday, November 3, we released our latest version of AIA Contract Documents, which includes groundbreaking agreements that reflect the latest trends in our business: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) The new C191™–2009, Standard Form Multi-Party Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery, encourages early collaboration among architects, owners, and contractors to reduce inefficiencies and waste. Stakeholders provide their …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-10-29 05:29:09
by Richard Chenoweth, AIAThank you for the AIArchitect copyright article about photographers' rights.As a past president of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (2005), as well as a designer and licensed architect (and member of the Washington Chapter), I would like to suggest that architectural illustrators share a similar, perhaps far worse plight. First, photographers and illustrators …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-10-28 15:01:43
I recently followed a link from one of the AIA eNewsletters:http://info.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek09/1023/1023b_billing.cfm Read the article; it’s worth it.Actually I have presented seminars at state, regional, and national conventions on the topic of “reducing liability in the sustainable firm." Inevitably the question comes up on how to get paid. I tend to be way more proactive and identify problems before they …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-10-20 19:03:52
The office building used by President Barak Obama as his White House transition headquarters in Chicago is in line for its share of the General Service Administration’s(GSA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic stimulus money. The 44th president’s time at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building wasn’t the first time it’s been touched by history. Completed in 1975, …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-10-20 17:30:19
When we were in college, we joked that we’d need to stand on the corner with a sign “Will Draw for Food." Hmmm, seems like we’re approaching that again? Well, not really, although current economic conditions are definitely affecting many more aspects of our practices, e.g., I called a courier to schedule a delivery and their phone was disconnected.  But I …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-10-14 03:34:07
I'm working on a story for AIArchitect this week that focuses mainly on the economics of building a solar-powered house for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, but I don’t want all this talk of owner ROI and scales of prefab production to get in the way of a good design conversation.  So: This year, more so than the …


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AIA Archiblog 2009-10-08 23:58:27
by Shawn MahoneyThere has been good discussion on the Grant Simpson/Jim Atkins article on requests for information in the AIA-member-only LinkedIn page. In my experience, working both as an architect and construction manager, I think RFI's are essential to getting projects completed on time as well as providing the owner with accurate as-builts. I agree that the …


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