Small Firms Workshop #2: Alternative Models for Small-Scale Professional Architectural Practices
Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc., 950 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Small Firms Workshop #2: Innovative Models for Small-Scale Professional Architectural Practices

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Credits: provides 4.0 CEU's
Location: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc., 950 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Today’s economic, technological and legal climate has forced Sole Proprietors and Small Firm Architects to adapt and consider new modes of producing creative work and delivering their services. Sometimes the best opportunities are right in front of us. Whether starting one’s own studio or evolving an already established practice, this Workshop explores innovative models for leveraging knowledge and talent and producing excellent design through a diversity of services and by means of collaborative, virtual office or refashioned co-working environments.

Small Firms Series Program Organizer - Ric Abramson, AIA - Principal, Work Plays Studio

Introductions and Program Assistance by Michael Poloukhine AIA NCARB LEED APReSquare Architecture and Construction

I.   Introduction: The 2014 Small Firm Workshop Series (Ric Abramson, AIA)
II.  Strategies for Innovative Practice (Moderator: Michael Poloukhine AIA)
a.     Introduction of Guest Participants
III. Architecture PLUS: New Modes of Project Delivery
a.     AIA’a Expanded Services Initiative
a.     Design-Develop
b.     Design-Build
c.     Design + Building Commissioning
d.     Design w/ LEED/Sustainable Design
e.     Design + Project Management
b.     Architectural Design + (Aligning & Merging Disciplines: Urban Design, Landscape, Engineering, Construction, Furniture Design, Product Design, Digital Fabrication, etc.

Q + A

IV.  New Environments for Project Production  (Panel Presentations)
a.     Collaborative Strategies (Panelist 1)
b.     Virtual Offices (Panelist II)
c.     Co-Working Environments  (Panelist III)

Q + A
V.  Sharing Practice Tips & Stories:  Biggest Issues & Lessons Learned
            a. Re-Defined Employee and Consultant Relationships
            b. Fees, Compensation and Billing Alternatives
            c. Roles & Responsibilities:  Authorship of the Work & Liability
VI. Wrap-up

Photo: Superba Snack Bar (Venice, CA) – designed by Design, Bitches & Reed Architectural Group, photo by Ray Katchatorian