Insights: Wisdom from Distinguished Colleagues
Insights: Wisdom from Distinguished Colleagues
October 30, 2014

Sometimes it’s difficult to sort through all the resources available to design professionals on the internet. We recommend you check out this series of eleven free videos from aecKnowledge, each one an interview with a respected architect in California’s Bay Area. Jack McAllister, FAIA Throughout his long career, Jack McAllister has placed value on understanding […]

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Familiar Faces in the 2014 Architect 50
Familiar Faces in the 2014 Architect 50
September 11, 2014

We love seeing our members’ design clients on any premier list of architects. Scrolling through the brand new 2014 ARCHITECT 50 list from Architect Magazine, we’re excited to see several familiar names, including Brooks + Scarpa Architects and Mark Cavagnero Associates. Each year, Architect Magazine strives “to compile a list that recognizes firms small and […]

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Waiver of Subrogation: A Valid Defense for Architects and Engineers?
Waiver of Subrogation: A Valid Defense for Architects and Engineers?
July 08, 2014

An attorney is asked to defend an architect in a claim for defective design of a geothermal HVAC system, which allegedly caused an explosion and several million dollars of property damage to an owner’s manufacturing facility. He reviews the file, making notes. The plaintiff is the owner’s casualty insurer, which has paid the claim and […]

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Killing Architects on the Future of Architecture Practice
Killing Architects on the Future of Architecture Practice
June 24, 2014

According to Alison Killing of Killing Architects in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the role of the architect in modern society is undergoing a shift: moving away from the architect as a “master builder”, towards someone who is a specialist in the “built environment”. New Generations – Killing Architects from New Generations on Vimeo. Killing Architects recently won first […]

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Are you an SDA Certified Design Firm Administrator?
Are you an SDA Certified Design Firm Administrator?
June 05, 2014

We’re especially proud of our partnership with the Society for Design Administration (SDA). Our members are well aware of the important role office administrators play in design firms, particularly when it comes to insurance matters. Today, we want to congratulate Penny Nelson, Director of Finance for Douglas Pancake Architects in Irvine, California, on passing the SDA […]

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Are You Accepting Too Much Liability on Your Construction Project?
Are You Accepting Too Much Liability on Your Construction Project?
April 04, 2014

The following is a re-post from the Southeast Construction Law Blog: Contractors, subcontractors, and A&E firms all face differing levels of liability on construction projects. Managing that exposure is a key to maintaining profitability and ensuring your business is protected. One issue I consistently see in my practice is companies taking too much liability for their […]

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Commercial Crime Coverages for Architects & Engineers
Commercial Crime Coverages for Architects & Engineers
March 26, 2014

Spring is in the air, and optimism surrounding the construction industry is at a new high! We don’t want to kill the buzz, but this is as good a time as any to remember that your design firm isn’t impervious to crime-related loss or damage. Your insurance policy can (and should!) include a few specific coverages to […]

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Review of the Owner/Design Professional Agreement from The Design Professional’s Perspective
Review of the Owner/Design Professional Agreement from The Design Professional’s Perspective
March 04, 2014

This article reviews some of the issues addressed in a standard Owner/Design Professional Agreement, outlines concerns from the Design Professional’s perspective, and discusses how the Design Professional can reduce liability on a project and ensure equitable adjustments to the contract price and schedule for changed or additional design services. The agreement contemplated by this article […]

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Archilovers: A Fresh, Innovative, International Network for Architects
Archilovers: A Fresh, Innovative, International Network for Architects
February 21, 2014

There are probably many ways for architects to showcase their individual and firm portfolios on the interwebs, but Archilovers has to be one of the best! This social media network, similar to Facebook, offers architects the unique opportunity to manage an individual profile alongside a professional firm profile. Its online library of contemporary architecture projects is […]

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