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Discover strategies, tips and secrets for running a fun, flexible and profitable architecture practice. The focus here is simple: discussion of ways for architects to create a dream architecture practice: design what you want, when you want, and get paid well for it.

Business of Architecture Podcast Enoch Bartlett Sears

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    • 4.7 • 184 Ratings

Discover strategies, tips and secrets for running a fun, flexible and profitable architecture practice. The focus here is simple: discussion of ways for architects to create a dream architecture practice: design what you want, when you want, and get paid well for it.

    419: Resilience In The Face of Crisis with James Smiros

    419: Resilience In The Face of Crisis with James Smiros

    Classical design leader James Smiros joins us in discussing how his firm survived repeated crises, how diversifying can work in your favor, and the importance of keeping strong relationships with industry partners. He offers great business tips on growth, resilience, and remaining fluid, all while staying true to your design.
    Smiros graduated from the School of Architecture and Design at New York Tech. He has now served as a member of the FRIENDS Executive Committee for 10 years.
    He began Smiros & Smiros almost 30 years ago, with a focus on timeless, luxury, residential design concepts, serving clients worldwide.
    They were recently awarded the Addison Mizner for Master Planning Mixed Program and have been published in many renowned venues such as Architectural Digest, Robb Report, Luxury Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
    Their classical site is an true representation of their classical design. Check it out at www.smiros.com.
     
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    Carpe Diem!

    • 35 min
    418: Putting Architecture at the Forefront of Development with Philip Kafka & Ishtiaq Rafiuddin

    418: Putting Architecture at the Forefront of Development with Philip Kafka & Ishtiaq Rafiuddin

    Philip Kafka, President of Prince Concepts in Detroit, is known for the award-winning ground-up development project True North. Kafka also serves on the board of MoCAD in Detroit, and has frequently been a guest critic and lecturer in university architecture departments worldwide.
    Architect and designer Ishtiaq Rafiuddin is Principal of design studio UNDECORATED. He also co-founded New York City's co-working space Based In, and Istanbul's visualization studio Mimaj.
    In addition to co-creating design-led developments like Caterpillar, these brilliant minds have excelled at leveraging constraints that would typically be seen as limitations, to improve and restore Detroit.
     
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    • 57 min
    417: How I Grew My Design-Focused Design-Build Firm with John Sofio

    417: How I Grew My Design-Focused Design-Build Firm with John Sofio

    The most common aspect of owning an Architecture Firm is wondering where the next project will come from. This pressure can kill the joy of running your practice. One of the most powerful ways to avoid this is to picking the right niche. In a recent episode on how to earn 6 figures or more as an architect - choosing the right niche was one of the 7 tips I gave. From the vault today, we have John Sofio, founder of Built Inc., who started out in residential design build almost 30 years ago. Today, his firm has niched into designing and building some of the most iconic nightclubs around the United States.
     
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    Website: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BusinessofArch
    Podcast: http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-architecture-podcast/id588987926
    Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast
    *******
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    Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live
    Carpe Diem!

    • 20 min
    416: Win Without Lowering Your Prices with Enoch Sears

    416: Win Without Lowering Your Prices with Enoch Sears

    "Wow, that's a lot of money … I had no idea it was going to be that much!" If you've heard this before, you've probably presented a proposal to a client. Clients base their idea of 'too much' off false assumptions. Fortunately, there's an effective way to win without lowering prices.

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enoch.sears/
    Website: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BusinessofArch
    Podcast: http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-architecture-podcast/id588987926
    Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast
    *******
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    Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live
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    • 19 min
    415: How to Earn 6 Figures as an Architect

    415: How to Earn 6 Figures as an Architect

    What does it take to earn 6 figures as an architect? In this episode of the Business of Architecture podcast, you'll not only discover that it's possible to earn 6 figures as an architect, but we will give you 7 ways to do so.
     
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    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b...
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    *******
    Access the FREE Architecture Firm Profit Map video here: http://freearchitectgift.com
    Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: http://freearchitectgift.com
    Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.co...
    Carpe Diem!

    • 15 min
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    414: Money Scripts with Enoch Sears and Rion Willard

    414: Money Scripts with Enoch Sears and Rion Willard

    Money scripts. What are they and how do they affect our results? In this episode of the Business of Architecture podcast vault, we talk about the intersection between the psychology of finance and art. How does one's mindset about money affect one's results? Visit http://smartpracticemethod.com for a free architecture firm owner Masterclass on how to structure your architecture practice for freedom, fulfillment and financial reward.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Nico Corbo ,

Great Show !!

Really enjoyed the podcast about putting architecture at the forefront of development. I loved Philip’s emphasis on “the idea” and his penchant for taking risk. So happy it worked out for both the developer and the architect. Nice to see their relationship, creativity, and wealth blossom together. Hoping that Detroit follows suit. Also, the episode encourage me to look into development opportunities in my college’s rust belt town. Very thought provoking overall.

ElinMD ,

Business is relationships

Hi Enoch,
I’m an MD in the ER with 30 years experience. Why do I listen to your podcast?

You have terrific integrity while interviewing the great Architects of our time. Thank you for bringing the best out of these individuals. Personal stories and discussion of values, thoughtful questions, and your constant regard for your guests keeps me coming for more.
Every service business has very similar issues and areas that can be expanded such as customer acquisition, employee development, diversification, financial cultivation and values expression.
Your discussions are highly relevant to our changing times.
Thank you thank you
Ælin Ritchie MD

ana😁🤑 ,

i love it!

i love this podcast i am 17 years old and am going to be an architect in the future. i would love it if you did a q&a episode about the upbringing and more :)

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