Architects have a unique opportunity to form diverse and rewarding professional design and real estate development practices
with reduced dependence on traditional clients. The properly educated architect-developer can assume ultimate
decision-making control of project concept, site selection, budget, design, construction and marketing, by also assuming the
role of client-developer. Ultimate project control by the architect-developer should result in better architecture, better
construction, better end-user satisfaction, better financial compensation, and increased career security and satisfaction. My
approach to architectural practice and small-scale development can be a model for sole practitioners and small to medium size
firms struggling to compete for conventional clients against ever larger and stronger A/E firms and design/build competitors.
My method is designed to minimize financial and professional liability risk. It does not require significant investment of cash or
incurrence of debt by the architect-developer.
is a blueprint for professional and financial independence
for the sole practitioner or small firm.
You will learn:
How to research, evaluate and choose the best project for you and your market
How to assemble the most credible design and development team
How to choose and secure the best funding source
How to properly structure a small-scale green design-development deal
How to manage and minimize risk
How to successfully lease and sell your project
Examples of single-family and multi-family residential and retail commercial
projects designed and developed by Richard
Andron will be presented and analyzed.
is designed to qualify for 8.0 Continuing Education
Hours for professional development to meet state licensing
requirements. This course will be accepted for
architect and engineer continuing education by most states
of licensure, but each individual state licensing board
holds final authority over professional development hours
claimed by its licensees. Please refer to the specific
rules of each individual state.