9/13 Boot Camp

Introduction to the Course and Participants, Importance of Leadership within the Profession, and “How To” on Setting up Future Courses in the Coming Months

10/4 Firm Foundations

Office and Firm Management Leadership, Ownership, and Transition, Small Business Management, Financial Planning, and Business/Project Management Standards

11/1 Effective Communication

Business and Professional Communications: Public relations, presentations, writing and professional speaking skills.

12/6 Future of the Practice

The Future of Architecture: The Fundamentals of planning, design, documentation and service in a forward-thinking, changing profession.


1/10 Practicing Professionalism

Ethics and Law: From contracts and codes to professional ethics and standards of behavior as it pertains to the profession.

2/7 Serving Communities

Community Involvement: Role of volunteerism in a market-based society, professional expectations for social responsibility and public service

3/7 Working Together

The role of architects relative to other project stakeholders, including public and private owners, developers, contractors, consultants, financial institutions, and other allied professionals.

4/4 Beyond Green

Industry Trends and Technology: Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and the latest reference(s) focusing on sustainability within the profession.

5/2 Public Policy & Advocacy

Philanthropy and Board Involvement: Role of mentorship, education, economic development, and politics in nurturing creativity, talent and public interest in the arts and architecture. 

Closing Remarks & Reception

9/12 Boot Camp for Next Year’s Class


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