“The biggest mistake architects make when managing projects is neglecting to reconcile the architectural goals with those of the business.”
These pertinent words, those of BQE’s Steve Burns, form the starting point for Episode 3 of Mistakes Well Made, taking place at 3pm ET on November 9th and now open for registrations. In case you’re not familiar, Mistakes Well Made is Architizer’s popular series of live-streamed conversations, featuring special guests who discuss the challenges that architects face every day — and how we can learn from them to become better all-round professionals.
These free-to-view episodes aim to highlight best practices pertaining to professional development and career progression through the lens of personal journeys in architecture. These stories will remind us how — if we learn and grow through them — our biggest mistakes can turn into our greatest assets!
For Episode 3, we welcome Steven Burns, FAIA, NCARB, Chief Creative Officer at BQE. An expert in both architecture and project management, Steve has spoken with hundreds of architecture firm owners and helped guide them on their way to a running a more efficient (and more profitable!) practice.
During what promises to be a refreshingly honest talk, we’ll learn about the most common mistakes Steve sees architects make in project management, and how to avoid them. If you’re an architect who wants to get better at business, or are preparing to start your own architecture firm, this talk is one not to be missed!
During this live talk, you’ll learn how to:
- Avoid a misalignment between your goals and those of your clients
- Avoid under or overselling yourself and better understand your worth
- Better communicate with consultants, contractors and clients
- Identify and avoid scope creep
Steven Burns is a member of the College of Fellows of the AIA and Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Steve spent 7 years at SOM – working in Chicago, London, and Berlin before founding his own firm, BBA Architects in 1993.
In 2007, Steve sold BBA to pursue his passion for business management software — starting with his creation of ArchiOffice. Steve is now focused on the product development of BQE CORE ARCHITECT, a fully-integrated, cloud-based firm management platform that includes time billing, invoicing, accounting, and project management for firms of all sizes. Steven is a global speaker and thought leader on topics related to firm management and emerging technologies.Architects: Want to have your project featured? Showcase your work through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletter.