Architect's Essentials of Starting a Design Firm
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Architect's Essentials of Starting a Design Firm by Peter Piven
Book DescriptionWritten by two leading experts in the field this essential volume offers a step by step guide to understanding and evaluating the goals, risks and the rewards of starting a firm. It covers the basics of firm organisation, personnel requirements, legal considerations, fee setting, marketing issues and the essentials of strategic and business plans. It addresses how to get started including how to create your first business plan, evaluate initial needs and costs, create a budget and a produce a list of action items to get started. This volume is practical, applied, concise, portable, affordable, and user friendly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471234814
(215mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Piven
Architect's Essentials of Starting, Assessing and Transitioning a Design Firm, Hardback (April 2008)
Combining two of the most popular Architect's Essentials books, Architect's Essentials of Starting a Design Firm and Architect's Essentials of Ownership Transition , this single volume presents the step-by-step guidelines to understanding and evaluating the goals, risks, and rewards of starting a design firm.
Architect's Essentials of Ownership Transition, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Peter Piven
The majority of architecture and design firms employ fewer than ten people. As with any small business, the owner/principal of these firms must make plans for all of the eventual transitions that will impact the practice and any or all of the people therein.
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Author Biography - Peter Piven
PETER PIVEN, FAIA, is a principal consultant of The Coxe Group, Inc., in Philadelphia, the oldest and largest multidisciplinary firm providing marketing and management consultation to design professionals. Author of Architect's Essentials of Ownership Transition (Wiley), he guest lectures at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. BRADFORD PERKINS, FAIA, OAA, AICP, is the founding principal of Perkins Eastman Architects, PC, a twenty-year-old architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in New York. He is a frequent lecturer on design and design-firm management topics, as well as the coauthor of Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools (Wiley) and many industry articles.
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