Balancing good design and good business in an architecture practice 

When an architect starts their own practice, they need to balance good design with good business. Archibiz CEO Bec Kempster sat down with four of Australia’s leading small practice architects to discuss how they navigate this tension in their architecture practices. The event, hosted at Brickworks Design Studio in Melbourne, explored some of the challenges that small practice owners face as they try to grow their practices in income and impact.

How to determine your salary as an architect

Architects who start their own practices often face a classic entrepreneur’s conundrum: pay the business or pay yourself. This situation is born of some mindset problems that can and must be resolved in order to build a sustainable and thriving architectural practice.

Do you take on projects simply for cash flow? Here’s what you need to know

Cash flow management can determine the survival of a business. While there are other factors that need to be considered in a business beyond cash, it is undeniable that cash is usually front of mind. A ‘cash flow project’ is a project that an architecture practice takes on to pay the costs of operating, such as employee’s wages.