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AIA Colorado “Business of Architecture Series” workshop, September 6th

VOCO2 is sponsoring an AIA Colorado workshop in their “Business of Architecture Series”


The Business of Architecture is designed to provide architects with essential career tools for managing and succeeding in a prosperous practice. It is targeted toward architects looking to take on more responsibility within their current firm or considering starting their own practice, and aims to give them the business know-how, tools and resources necessary to lead stable, successful firms.

Whether you’re looking to take on more responsibility within your current firm, or interested in starting your own practice, this series will equip you with the necessary skills to set yourself apart. The series (six sessions total) covers all facets of firm management and development. Each session in the series builds on the last and will culminate with the opportunity for you to create a business and/or personal plan that you can use going forward. For this reason, participation in the entire series is encouraged, however registration for individual sessions is an option.

Each half-day session will include highly interactive presentations and panel discussions, as well as group and individual work assignments. Each session will provide four continuing education credits (AIA LU’s).

Cost to attend: 

  • Individual Sessions, AIA Member: $129
  • Individual Sessions, Non-Member: $199

Session 4 – Financial Plans and Contract Negotiation
Friday, September 6 , 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Partnership Architects
2901 Blake St #100, Denver, CO 80205
Description: This session will demystify financial reports and budgets. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a financial plan and tips on how to achieve financial stability.

The second half of the session will review the art of negotiating contracts and how to create a good agreement.

  1. Financial Plans
    Presentation by Doug Parker, Design Business Advisors, Inc.
  2. Contract Negotiation
    Presentation by Carl Hole, AIA, Stantec and
    Philip Cardi, Managing Member of Cardi, Schulte & Ford, LLC

Session 5 – Human Resources
Friday, Oct. 4 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Session 6 – Your Personal Strategy: Putting it All Together
Friday, Nov. 8 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD