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FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

P2: Architecture Firm Business Plan The Architecture Firm Business Plan is worth 35% of your grade. Each plan shall be completed by two students. This project seeks to envision a possible professional future. This plan is both an analysis and envisioning exercise. At its core, it asks to assess who you are, what is the environment you seek to operate in and what do you want to do for the future. As a collaborative exercise, it requires that you do it with with a colleague, one that shares your interests, values and aspirations. (I recommend that this person is someone in the same Master Project studio if applicable) This colleague will also serve as a “testing ground” for ideas, solutions and feedback. This plan shall be 8.5” x 11” horizontally formatted PDF. Submission 1: March 16, 2021 Items 1-7 Submission 2: April 22, 2021 Items 1-8 This Project will cover the following items: D.3 Business Practices: Understanding of the basic principles of a firm’s business practices, including financial management and business planning, marketing, organization, and entrepreneurship. D.4 Legal Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture and professional service contracts. D.5 Professional Conduct: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in the exercise of professional judgment in architectural design and practice and understanding the role of the NCARB Rules of Conduct and the AIA Code of Ethics in defining professional conduct.

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

Supporting Readings: Reading, Chapter 1.4: Regulation of Professional Practice Reading, Chapter 3.1: Firm Identity and Expertise Reading, Chapter 2.1: Starting and Architecture Firm Reading, Chapter 2.2: Firm Legal Structure

Contents: Internal Material This is the material you need to plan and organize your firm 1. SWOT Analysis 2. Vision, Mission and Values Statements 3. Market Analysis 4. Aspirational and Competitor Firm Reports 5. Business Structure 6. Income / Expense projections 7. Promotional Strategy

Contents: External Material This is the material you need to sell your firm to get work 8. Firm Brochure / Portfolio

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

1. Firm SWOT Analysis Prior to writing your Firm Vision, Mission and Values Statements, you need to complete a SWOT analysis: The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis is a tried and true assessment for envisioning any organization. Simply put, strengths and weaknesses are internal factors that define the firm while opportunities and threats are external context in which the firm resides. In the world of an organization things are either helpful or harmful. Each SWOT analysis shall be composed of summary of bullet points followed by a description of each bullet point. The format of the SWOT is: Page One: The four component elements with bullets Page Two Strengths Each bullet described 100-250 words each Page Three Weaknesses

Each bullet described 100-250 words each

Page Four Opportunities Each bullet described 100-250 words each

Page Five Threats Each bullet described 100-250 words each

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

Firm SWOT Analysis: Bullets Strengths: Characteristics of the firm which give it advantages over its competitors Things your firm does well Qualities that separate you from your competitors Internal resources, skills, knowledge Tangible assets: property, capital, technology Weaknesses: Characteristics of the firm which give it disadvantages to its competitors Things your firm lacks Things your competitors do better than you Limited resources Unclear vision and mission Opportunities: Elements in the external environment that can help the firm Underserved market Few competitors Emerging needs or services Media coverage Threats: Elements in the external environment that could harm the firm Emerging competitors Changing economic environment Negative Media Changing trends

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

2. Firm Vision, Mission and Values Statements 1. Vision 250-word Vision Statement describes the desired future position of the company. 2.Mission 250-word mission statement should address the following: why the organization exists, what its overall goal is, identifying the goal of its operations: what kind of service it provides, its primary customers or market and its geographical region of operation. Who is this for? The target audience Contribution: what service do you provide Distinction, place 3. Values In essence, your company values are the beliefs, philosophies, and principles that drive your firm. They frame the firm’s attitude internally and externally: to your employees, clients, consultants and partners. Each value will have a 100-word description Note all these items shall reflect the AIA ethics NCARB Rules for the profession and your professional, personal and aspirational goals. FIU’s Vision, Mission and Values: https://www.fiu.edu/about/vision-and-mission/index.html

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

3. Market Analysis Describe national, state, and/or local data that supports your firm. Reference national, state, and/or local plans or reports that support the need for the type of work you are planning to do. Provide data in a graphic / chart that supports the decisions you are making. Below are some starting reference points: Where are the jobs: https://www.bls.gov Housing starts: https://www.nahb.org Construction Spending https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/c30index.html Construction news https://www.floridaconstructionnews.com AIA Building date: https://www.aia.org/resources/10046-the-architecture-billings-index

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

4. Aspirational & Competitor Firm Report Aspirational Firm Report What is the firm – locally, nationally internationally that you aspire to be like? Who does the work you like? Who is the person you admire? Think of your vision statement these firms should represent your vision – in 5 years? 10 years 20 years? (1) Firm minimum Competitor Firm Report These are the firms in your market. What is the firm in close proximity to your firm? Proximity can be defined in terms of geography (they are in the same town or city as your) or in terms of skills, specific market building types that you aspire to grow in. (1) Firm minimum Each Audit shall have the following items: Firm name, address, website, When was it established? Types of projects What is this company’s claim to fame? What kind of building types / sectors does the firm complete? What is the percentage of each type of work? Samples of work Select 2-3 projects that best represent the work of the firm. Include photo, building data, dates What sort of work and services does your office provide? Mission Statement Why the organization exists, what its overall goal is, identifying the goal of its operations: what kind of service it provides, its primary customers or market and its geographical region of operation.

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

Values Does the firm support adaptive, on-the-job learning and innovative experimental thinking? Or, do they prefer routine and rote execution?
 Office Structure Which partner owns the majority stake? Is the stake evenly split, or do some partners have larger shares with larger influence? What are the number of Employees? What is the ownership structure? Office Operations How are projects staffed? Are junior employees considered for their individual strengths and professional development, or are they interchangeable? 
 Diversity Are different backgrounds and perspectives welcome at the firm? Or, is there an adherence to the status quo and an emphasis on: “This is the way we do things here?” 
 Evaluation What is their competitive advantage in their market? What products/services do they offer that appeal to you and other customers? 
 Clients Who are their typical clients? Promotion How do they market and get new work?

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

5. Business Structure What form of business ownership will your company be? Why did you choose that form of ownership? Facilities and Location What type of facility(ies) will you need? Where will you be located? Be specific. Why did you choose that/those locations? Supporting Readings Reading, Chapter 4.1: Financial Planning, Financial Management Systems Reading, Chapter 4.2: Financial Management Systems Reading, Chapter 4.3: Maintaining Financial Health

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

6. Income / Expense projection Create an annual Income Projection: See Lecture 5 Chart the following over 12 months: Existing Projects New Projects Create an annual Staffing Plan: See Lecture 5 Chart the salary expenses over 12 months for: Principals / owners Registered Architects Technical employees Support staff (marketers, business manager, office manager)

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

7. Promotional Strategy Who is your network? Outline a marketing strategy that is consistent with your niche (focused customer group). How will you attract/advertise to your clients?
 What media platforms will you use, why, who will see/hear the message. How regularly will you distribute information advertise Supporting Readings Reading, Chapter 3.2: Marketing Strategy and Planning Reading, Chapter 3.3: How Clients Select Architects

FIU Department of Architecture ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice

8. Firm Brochure / Portfolio This is the document that “sums up” all the work of project (items 1-6) for public consumption. As you already have a personal portfolio of academic and a bit of professional work (this varies case by case) this is an opportunity to critically look back on your time at FIU and pull out the work you think most anticipates your professional future. Your selection of Master Project Seminar and Studio should have already begun this inquiry. 1. Firm name and Logo Create a firm name and design and develop a firm logo 2. Firm Mission and Vision 3. Services How do you work? What technologies do you use? What is your expertise? 4. Portfolio of work Select 5-10 projects that “sell” the firm and / or its services 5. Personnel: Partner Bios and Head Shots 250-word biography: Job title, University degree and other qualifications, Hometown or city of residence, Personal or professional goals, Mission statement and values, Skills and expertise, Interests and hobbies