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Welcome to A/E Business Strategies — a podcast hosted by Monograph about architecture and engineering leaders who run great firms. Monograph is a project management software built exclusively for A/E. Over 1,000 firms use Monograph to get clarity into their budgets, projects, time, and clients so their entire team can make smarter decisions. Get started today at Monograph.com

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Welcome to A/E Business Strategies — a podcast hosted by Monograph about architecture and engineering leaders who run great firms. Monograph is a project management software built exclusively for A/E. Over 1,000 firms use Monograph to get clarity into their budgets, projects, time, and clients so their entire team can make smarter decisions. Get started today at Monograph.com

    How Garrison Architects cut costs 50% by leaving ArchiOffice for Monograph

    How Garrison Architects cut costs 50% by leaving ArchiOffice for Monograph

    Meet Garrison Architects — a Brooklyn-based architecture firm that specializes in sustainable, modular building design through highly refined modernist aesthetics across private residential and large scale public projects. 

    In 2023, the firm left ArchiOffice for Monograph to streamline and improve project tracking, staffing, and billing, while reducing the cost associated with managing their systems by 50%.

    Here's what happened: 

    Before Monograph
    - +$34k annual cost on project management and billing systems
    - 40-48 hours a month on monthly invoicing
    - 45-60 days time-to-payment

    After Monograph
    - 50% reduced cost on project management and billing systems
    - 66% less time on monthly invoicing
    - 2.6x faster time-to-payment

    Read the story here - https://bit.ly/49nlNJp

    New to Monograph? Start here - https://bit.ly/4bI3S1N

    • 56 min
    Design-build firm Woodhull streamlined collaboration after switching from BQE Core to Monograph

    Design-build firm Woodhull streamlined collaboration after switching from BQE Core to Monograph

    Meet the design-build firm Woodhull — an integrated architecture, construction, and millwork firm delivering thoughtful and enduring residential and commercial projects throughout New England. Their holistic ethos and business model relies on transparency, communication, and collaboration to drive successful internal operations. Everything starts with the 80 active projects in Woodhull's 25-person design studio, which switched from BQE Core to Monograph to improve speed and accuracy across the entire business.
    Here's what happened: 
    Before Monograph
    - 4-6 hours per week on reporting latest project schedules
    - 5-10 days invoicing process due to back-and-forth between PMs and bookkeeper 
    - 50% errors on retainer fee invoicing, causing client refunds

    After Monograph
    - 95% less time preparing project reports for firm owners
    - 53% faster monthly invoicing process
    - 100% error reduction on retainer invoicing, avoiding client refunds
    Read the story here - https://bit.ly/3OBJ7Lj
    New to Monograph? Start here - https://bit.ly/3w8y4mx

    • 44 min
    MVRDV: How To Win Work (w/ Inger Kammeraat, Jan Knikker)

    MVRDV: How To Win Work (w/ Inger Kammeraat, Jan Knikker)

    What does organization have to do with landing new clients? Managing Director Inger Kammeraat and Strategy and Development partner Jan Knikker at MVRDV believe a well-structured workplace is the foundation you need to attract, win and retain your ideal clients. In this Best Practice interview, they explained how they structure their firm to facilitate a healthy pipeline of new projects. They talked about how they use PR to drive business development, how they balance profit with their mission, and how they close the cycle at the end of each project.

    • 54 min
    Level Architecture + Interiors: Success Stories: Leveling up Practice Ops (w/Adam Gayle)

    Level Architecture + Interiors: Success Stories: Leveling up Practice Ops (w/Adam Gayle)

    Running a new business is difficult, whether you're starting with a blank slate, rebranding, or splitting off from a larger entity. The key to success often lies in developing order in the form of a consistent set of principles and practices. During Section Cut, Adam Gayle of Level Architecture + Interiors explained how strategic processes will not only help you organize your practice, but take it to the next level.

    • 21 min
    bldg.collective architecture + design: Achieving Balance: Creative Expression Meets Professional Service (w/ Steve Perce)

    bldg.collective architecture + design: Achieving Balance: Creative Expression Meets Professional Service (w/ Steve Perce)

    Architects can often feel pulled in two opposing directions. On one hand are the client's desires and needs, and on the other hand is the architect's personal creativity and aesthetic. However, it is possible to keep professionalism and creativity in balance. During Section Cut, Steve Perce of bldg.collective shared his tips for achieving the best of both worlds.

    • 21 min
    Defining Design Practice: Defining Change (w/ Lorena Galvao)

    Defining Design Practice: Defining Change (w/ Lorena Galvao)

    Best practices in any industry change quickly. Flexibility and agility often make the difference between remaining cutting edge and falling behind the curve. During Section Cut, Lorena Galvao, co-founder of Defining Design Practice, explained why adaptability is so critical within the architecture industry.

    • 41 min

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