The Business Behind Design

Behind all great architecture and engineering work there needs to be an efficient, effective business operation in place in order to maximize profits. In his Business Behind Design blog, Steven Burns, FAIA, Director of Product Strategies for BQE Software, creator of ArchiOffice, and long-time managing director of an architectural practice, offers valuable advice about running a design firm.Topics include project management tips, financial best practices, marketing how-to, advice for maximizing meetings, business software, recruitment and retention, and strategic planning. For more on BQE Software, visit: www.bqe.com.
Building Owner | September 04, 2013 | Steven Burns
U.S. businesses spend more than $170 billion annually on leadership-based curriculum, according to the America...
Building Owner | August 28, 2013 | Steven Burns
Although firms commonly use client satisfaction surveys and interviews to assess how well their teams are perf...
Building Owner | August 19, 2013 | Steven Burns
Anyone whose desk resembles a war zone can proudly cite a new scientific study that suggests a messy workspace...
Building Owner | August 08, 2013 | Steven Burns
What’s an idea really worth? That’s the question posed by The New York Times in a provocative article that exp...
Engineers | July 30, 2013 | Steven Burns
As the designers of collaborative work environments, architects and engineers understand how open, transparent...
Architects | July 25, 2013 | Steven Burns
The key to a firm’s future success has less to do with avoiding trouble than bouncing back from it. 
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