How to Succeed in Architecture: Let’s Talk About Money

How to Succeed in Architecture: Let's Talk About Money

Nothing seems to be more taboo these days than a frank talk about, well, money. We have invited Mark LePage, Andrew Hawkins and Jes Stafford to answer all your questions about invoices, expenses, budgeting and anything else you need to know in order to turn a profit.

Because, as Oscar Wilde famously remarked, “When bankers get together they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money.”

Who is Presenting

Mark R. LePage, AIA, is the Partner in Charge of Operations at Fivecat Studio Architecture and the founder of Entrepreneur Architect, an online resource inspiring architects to build better businesses. Mark writes a weekly blog, hosts a monthly podcast and has recently introduced Entrepreneur Architect Academy, an online business school for architects planned for launch Summer 2013. and

Andrew Hawkins, AIA, is the President and Principal Architect of Hawkins Architecture, Inc. He received his bachelors degree from Texas A&M and his masters from the University of Oregon. Andrew purchased his firm in 2007 after eight years with the firm. He quickly realized the challenges of transitioning from employee to owner and still struggles with some aspects of those challenges. Andrew operates his practice with an atmosphere of collaboration and learning believing that both are equally important to a successful firm. Andrew is active in the AIA at the state level with Texas Architects as a state committee chair and the local level as an executive officer for his local chapter, AIA Brazos. Andrew believes in sustainable design, technology in practice and the power of thoughtful architecture.

Jes Stafford has more than twenty years of experience and a set of skills developed while holding key positions in AE offices and in construction. This experience and skill set have become beneficial to efficient project management, architectural contract administration, construction communication and lead ultimately to his incorporating Modus Operandi Design in March 2011. The firm’s goals in daily practice are: delivering quality documents and administration to facilitate projects on schedule and in budget; utilizing well rounded experience to streamline project delivery and coordination; employing diligent diplomacy to reinforce positive interpersonal and client relations. Jes is an NCARB registered architect, AIA and CSI member. Jes Graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University School of Architecture. His early construction experience provided the foundation for industry knowledge which enables sensible and creative design solutions founded in buildability.

Who Should Attend

No matter where you are in your career, there’s always more to learn when it comes to financial matters. Join us to learn how to make your architectural practice more profitable.

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