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✱ How to Succeed in Architecture: Project Architects Best Practices by Evan Troxel

If you missed the Novedge Google Hangout about Project Architect's Best Practices from the other day, here's the video. It was a fun hangout and it was great hearing what other people in the profession find is effective for managing projects when working in larger teams, especially now that our work is getting more and more distributed between offices and even continents. 

I'd love to hear your best practices if you have something to add.

How to Succeed in Architecture: Project Architects' Best Practices

What it's About:

The role of a Project Architect is that of master communicator, team leader and designer. Coordinating the needs of many different professionals and often interfacing with clients directly, this role requires attention to details, the ability to multitask, and lots of patience.

Link: I'll be on the Novedge Google Hangout Next Week Talking About Architect's Best Practices by Evan Troxel

Next Tuesday I'll be presenting on a Google+ Hangout hosted by Novedge called "How to Succeed in Architecture: Project Architects' Best Practices." The event page can be found here, and it starts at 11am PDT on the 17th. If you have a chance to participate, you should.

Novedge is proactively creating a place for people who are already in the architectural industry to share their experiences and for those interested in finding out what it's all about and I think it's great. They are doing what architects themselves should be.

It's also a great time to ask questions and be part of the discussion. Aurora, who runs the hangout, is much more interested in what the people attending want to know rather than stick to the prescribed set of questions. She does a great job of getting your questions out into the discussion.

I hope to see you there. Come say hi! 

What it's About:

The role of a Project Architect is that of master communicator, team leader and designer. Coordinating the needs of many different professionals and often interfacing with clients directly, this role requires attention to details, the ability to multitask, and lots of patience.

In this episode of How to Succeed in Architecture, we will hear from Architects who fulfill this role at EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Handel Architects and HMC Architects. They will share their advice on how to best move a project along, interact with people and keep their cool under pressure.

Join me on a Google+ Hangout on Architectural Presentations by Evan Troxel

Novedge is hosting a Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, October 9th at 11am as part of their "How to Succeed in Architecture" series and I'll be one of the people presenting. You can RSVP on this page and join us. The whole thing will be streamed live on YouTube as well.

What it's about: 

Presenting your ideas to a prospective client is a crucial step towards gaining new business. In this episode of our Architecture Hangout Series, we will talk to three architects about their different approaches to pitching projects to new and current clients. From using an iPad, to creating renderings and 3D printed models, join us to learn how to be more effective in your interactions.

I'll be presenting some new ideas I'm exploring for upcoming presentations including augmented reality, 3d printing and realtime 3d visualization. I'm not the only presenter either - there's Marica McKeel and Emily Bello as well, so I'm hoping to pick up on their tips as well.

If you want to be more powerful and effective in your presentations, join us to learn new tips and techniques to better express your ideas and connect with your clients.

 

A new Big Time Small Firm hangout is on YouTube by Evan Troxel

Last week I had the pleasure of being in a Google+ Hangout with Jes Stafford (@modarchitect on twitter) as the National AIA Convention kicked off in Denver. It was a great conversation, and I'm looking forward to more. 

We talked about the AIA and it's new Repositioning Initiative I wrote about last week, how architects should be more like chefs, the public perception of architecture, and how changing the architectural industry is going to need to be a grassroots effort if we are going to make it better.

If you're interested in this kind of thing, look for Big Time Small Firm on Google+ and ask for an invitation from @modarchitect.