How To Set Up A Small And Financially Stable Architecture Firm

Updated on January 4, 2022 in Debates, Ideas and Discussion

How to set up an architecture firm? To be honest, I don’t own an architecture firm, probably never in the future, however, as I was once a draughtperson working in a small architecture firm, I was able to experience the in and out of and office.

A creative architect does not translate into a successful architecture firm, first you’ll need a good social skills, good communication skills, design skills and most important of all, a good business sense. Reducing your operating cost is important, if you’re not able to sustain your business financially while having no problem winning awards and competitions, it will probably be a matter of time your are forced to close down the firm.

I’m into computers are here are some of the ways to reduce the operating cost as I see it:

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How To Set Up A Small And Financially Stable Architecture Firm

There are plenty of solutions, remember to monitor your printer’s print list. Most employees tend to ‘print’ huge amount of personal documents at the office. A high resolution webcam is as good as a CCTV, you don’t really need an expensive security system. Go open source, use computers that requires basic computing such as typing, go for the free OpenOffice.

How To Set Up A Small And Financially Stable Architecture Firm

If budget is extremely tight, buy a supercomp and have it shared virtually, NComputing virtual desktops share the excess power of standard PCs and make computing simple and affordable. You save money by sharing the cost of a single PC among multiple users. And your users feel like they each have their own PC while they simultaneously share common applications—including web browsers, e-mail, office suites, and multimedia.

The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.

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