"I knew we had gaps in our practice, but the course helped me understand what had to happen to fill them. I learned more from those sessions in business than I have in the last 10 years of my practice."
KATE FITZGERALD, WHISPERING SMITH
You started your own architecture practice with all the hopes of doing finally working on projects YOU enjoy, making a good salary and enjoying the perks of being your own boss, but...
You have a gut feeling that you're lacking in business knowledge and may STRUGGLE making important business decisions...
You are putting in MORE hours for LESS pay than you would be making if you worked for someone else...
You feel BOGGED DOWN by all the day-to-day admin work and you're operating without a clear VISION for your architecture firm...
You have a nagging feeling that you could be doing BETTER, but you aren't sure where to start...
Leading a successful architecture practice that does great work is not out of reach.
What if you could learn a BETTER way of running your practice?
The Designing Architectural Practice Success [DAPS] program has been designed to provide you with a holistic understanding of business.
Over 8 weeks, you’ll learn the key concepts across foundational areas of business, including finance, sales and marketing, vision, structure, leadership and management.
We should mention that this is not an architect teaching an architect. We believe that, in order for architects to succeed in business, it is crucial to have an unbiased, external figure that can properly teach you all of the concepts that your professors, employers and fellow architects could not.
The DAPS program uses a unique delivery method. You’ll have the benefit of learning from and with your peers, what has and what hasn’t worked for them.
By the end of the course, you will be able to identify the gaps in your knowledge and understanding so that you can plan for those areas of your practice that you’d like to develop.
You will no longer have the feeling that you are missing gaps in your education. Instead, you will feel confident leading your practice and well-prepared for conversations with clients, peers and employees.
Our aim is to give you the tools you need to start your journey to a more fulfilling, profitable and happier life as an architect.
SEE WHAT OTHER ARCHITECTS ARE SAYING ABOUT DAPS
"I really like the way Ray cuts through all the business waffle and makes complex things seem simple and accessible.
ANNE, HINDLEY & CO
"I would undoubtedly recommend the course. It's improved not only my business, but how I personally relate to my business."
ANTONY, MRTN ARCHITECTS
"This was a great course in how to operate a successful firm. This course brings all the key principles to the table with easy-to-follow guidelines and handouts."
GILBERT, PS DESIGN
8 modules delivered over 8 weeks
Ongoing access to the course materials
Access to coaches to provide feedback to your questions
65-page downloadable workbook for you to take notes and follow along
Numerous downloadable templates
Certificate of Completion so you may claim professional CPD points
Access to our closed ArchiBiz Course Community for community support
The journey in transforming your architectural practice starts with assessing where you’re currently at. Learn the mindset shifts that will take you from technician to leader.
Vision guides the destination. Get clear on where to next, for your practice. Includes three vision frameworks to help you design an energising view of the future for you and your team.
3. STRUCTURE FOR SUCCESS
An effective structure for your practice will form the foundations of success. Move from 'we' to 'they', learn about 'board thinking' and key strategy areas.
4. BUILDING EFFICIENCY
Building efficiency is your best tool for improving your personal productivity, time management and effectiveness. Improve how you delegate and recruit.
5. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Learning to love your clients is key to bridging the gulf of expectations across the life of a project. Get the tools to help you can get the fees you want, from the clients you want.
Marketing is your opportunity to make the change you’d like to see and to serve the people you care about. Learn how to find your clients and map their journey from awareness through to referral.
A base level of financial knowledge will empower you to make pro-active decisions about growth in your practice. Learn budget tracking at both the business & project level and the KPIs to help you sleep at night.
How to make the most of what you’ve learned in this course. Learn how to implement changes in your practice while doing good architectural work. Build your 6 month action plan.
You will learn exactly how to:
Create a vision for your architecture firm that drives your business forward
Create, read and interpret key financial reports so you can make informed business decisions
Clearly communicate your value to potential clients so that you can attract and win over your ideal clients every time
Manage your expenses and overhead so that your firm turns a profit while STILL paying you a decent salary
Charge for your value and not just the hours you put in so that you and your team never have to do unpaid work again
Hire strategically and confidently so that you are not left scrambling when you get busy (and don't have to let people go when work dries up)
Optimize key areas of your practice so that you can step outside of the day-to-day operations and focus on the long-term success of the practice
We believe that if you succeed, we succeed. That’s why we guarantee our results.
Our guarantee isn’t the typical sneaky “kick the tyres, check it out, you’ll be satisfied – we promise!” style of guarantee. We stand behind our course 100% because we know it works when you take action.
The difference between information and real education is partnership. In a true education experience, the teacher and student ‘share’ responsibility for the student’s success. The teacher is invested just as much as the student. With Archibiz you have a committed partner in your course success.
Your responsibility in the partnership is to bring 100% of your effort and expertise; to participate, read, watch and do the homework and to reach out when you need help with the course.
If you don’t find value in the first 30 days of the Course and have brought 100% of your effort and expertise in that time, then we will refund 100% of your money. You just need to let us know within the first 30 days of enrolling in the course.
Can I pay in my local currency?
Absolutely. All you have to do is scroll to the bottom left of this link and select your currency from the drop down menu.
What is the tax payable on the course?
Only Australians buying in AUD currency pay GST (Goods and Services Tax) on the course. If you are buying our courses from a jurisdiction outside of Australia, in an alternate currency, you will not be charged tax.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes. If you are looking for a payment plan, please reach out to us directly and we will manually set you up. The payment plan includes 3 monthly payments of US$594.
Are there any ongoing fees?
No. Once you sign up, you have ongoing access to the course on Thinkific. This is the hub where you will find everything you need to create a sustainable and profitable practice. We get that there’s a lot to take in and that you’re going to want to come back and recap on various topics as issues arise in your practice. Simply login and it’s all there to access.
I have a business partner, do we both have to pay for the course?
If you are only two people in your practice (whether business partners or not) and you would both like to do the program, you only have to pay once and both of you will get access. However, if you have more than 2+ people and you would like to do the program, please speak to us directly and we'll arrange a discount for your team.
If I decide the course isn't for me, can I get a refund?
We offer a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee on our DAPS Program. If you decide you don’t like it or it’s not for you, then as long as you contact us within 30 days of enrolling, we will happily refund 100% of your money, no questions asked. We don’t want any unhappy clients.
How much of my time will it take to do the courses as I'm fairly busy right now?
We drip-feed one module per week for eight weeks. Each module is about 90 minutes, and we suggest setting aside an additional hour or two per week to think through the material and complete the homework. We will introduce and explain key concepts to you so that you can evaluate these in the context of your own practice. Is this concept relevant to me? Is it relevant to me now? Do I want to make changes in my practice now or in the future? Sometimes these thoughts are best reflected upon over a glass of wine or a quiet dinner with your business partners. Business can be fun!
Have you worked with practices outside of Australia?
Yes, we have had people from practices in multiple countries complete our courses and engage with our coaching services, including the USA, Europe, South America, UK and New Zealand. The materials are specifically designed to be applicable for all architectural firms, regardless of where you're located.
If I have questions, who can I contact?
We understand that the material can be a lot to digest. You will have access to our Course Community once you enroll in the program. There, you can seek support from Archibiz Mentors and your peers. We promise to respond to you within 48 hours.
What happens once I finish the course?
Upon finishing a course you will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be used when applying for CPD points from the relevant body that manages CPD in your jurisdiction.
More than that, once you finish you’ll be a part of our growing community at Archibiz.
Can I continue to get help after a course?
We offer a variety of services, such as virtual business coaching or business reviews, to help accelerate your journey. You can learn more about these on the services page of our website.
SEE WHAT OTHER ARCHITECTS ARE SAYING ABOUT ARCHIBIZ
"I am less stressed, we are more in control, and we are making more money."
REBECCA, MAYTREE STUDIOS
"Archibiz helped us see things in a different way - discover our own weaknesses."
SHERIF, ARTMADE ARCHITECTS
"Engaging ArchiBiz was one of the best business decisions we have made. I wish I would've done so earlier."
MAGNUS, STROM ARCHITECTS
WHY WAIT? ENROLL IN DAPS NOW!
We've been successfully coaching architectural practices for the past five years. We know we can help provide you with the transformation you need. Don't wait any longer.