Many young architects aspire to start their own practice, but don’t know the risks. Are there common pitfalls to be aware of? Is it wiser to work for a more established, corporate practice? This debate will explore the pros and cons of starting one’s own firm.
The Architecture Uncensored lecture series aims to discuss the honest realities, taboos, conflicts, controversial issues and inspirations that shape the architectural profession.
As a young practitioner we quickly learn the importance of billable work, but sometime it seems to overshadow architectural passion. As architects, or aspiring architects, we love to read, draw, research and discover. Is there room for this in the profession or is fulfillment something we must only pursue outside of work hours? How do firms find ways to be progressive, and still stay profitable? What about giving back to the community? All these questions and more will be debated as we discuss research in corporate practice.
Joining us will be:
- David Shove-Brown, AIA, and David Tracz, AIA, partners at Studio 3877 // @
- Mark Ramirez, Assoc. AIA, an associate principal at Hickok Cole Architects // @
- Stephan F. Andrews, Esq., Hon. AIA, a partner with Vandeventer Black
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: RTKL, 2101 L Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037
PRICE: $10 for students & Assoc. AIA members; $15 for AIA & DAC members; $35 for non-members. Registration required (see link below).
Credits: 1.0 LU
Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee