2013 Design Excellence Award entries and winners
2013 Small Project Award entries and winners
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AIA Guide to Chicago, Edited by Alice Sinkevitch – Paperbound, 575 pages, over 400 illustrations. 2nd edition, Discount for AIA Chicago members ONLY
This prize-winning volume is the largest guidebook ever written on Chicago architecture, with over 1,700 entries and 40 maps. Member Discount to AIA Chicago members ONLY.
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ArchiPages 27 (2014)
An invaluable guide to Illinois architecture firms and consultants with data on staffing and profiles of project types.
Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th Edition (2008)
Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture. Now available in a convenient book/CD package, the Fourteenth Edition now contains two accompanying CD-ROMs: CD One includes the complete book's content, in a viewer that can be downloaded to a PC computer, allowing easy searching of the entire book CD Two provides samples of all AIA Contract Documents in PDF format for Mac and PC computers (which cannot be printed). The 14th edition of the Handbook also contains: in-depth new coverage of topics on sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building Major revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics. Coverage of small-firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice Useful appendices with lists of related organizations, copies of the 2007 versions of the A201 general conditions and the B101 owner-architect agreement, and an expanded glossary.
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Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th Edition
Written by The American Institute of Architects, this is the definitive textbook on practice issues written specifically for architecture students. Specifically written for emerging architects, this is the first unabbreviated guide specifically for architecture students about to begin their careers. It is required reading in the professional practice course that architecture students must take within their final two years of school.
Architect’s Essentials of Ownership Transition – Peter Piven, paper, 208 pgs.
This book takes the guesswork out of buying, selling, merging, and other forms of design firm ownership transfer.
Architect’s Essentials of Cost Management – Michael D. Dell’Isola, paper, 320 pgs.
This helpful book presents a complete, organized approach to cost management that includes both underlying concepts and practical techniques.
Architect’s Essentials of Contract Negotiation – Ava F. Abramowitz, paper, 320 pgs.
Demystifies the complex aspects of contract negotiation for today’s design professionals.
Architect’s Essentials of Presentation Skills – David Greusel, AIA, paper, 240 pgs.
Provides invaluable techniques and tools for giving effective design and marketing presentations.
Architect's Essentials of Starting a Design Firm - Peter Piven & Bradford Perkins, paper, 272 pgs.
Presents an organized approach to building or expanding a design firm.
Architect's Essentials of Winning Proposals - Frank Stasiowski, paper, 224 pgs.
Presents a complete organized approach to writing, designing and presenting proposals that grab clients' attention, stand out from the crowd, and win contracts! Effectively evaluate opportunites and put your efforts into the work you're most likely to win. Learn how to design a proposal-writing process and create a proposal team that analyzes client needs and forcuses each proposal on demonstrating how your firm will meet those needs. Discover winning ways to personalize proposals, increase success rates, and make the entire proposal process more cost-effective
Architect's Essentials of Professional Development - Jean R. Valence, paper, 272 pgs.
Provides concise, how-to guidelines for establishing a proprietary professional development program for design firms and individual professionals dedicated to leadership in the marketplace. A national expert offers advice for planning, designing, and assessing a continuing skill-building program, including three practice-friendly approaches: training, lessons learned, and mentoring. Customizing programs to meet the needs of your firm is easy with a broad range of best practices from large and small firms and with useful pedagogical materials, such as worksheets, questionnaires, and assessment forms.
Architect's Essentials of Marketing - David Koren, paper, 288 pgs.
Provides marketing information for design professionals.