Kathy D. Dixon et al., "The Business of Architecture: Your Guide to a Financially Successful Firm" (Routledge, 2017)


The Business of Architecture: Your Guide to a Financially Successful Firm (Routledge, 2017) is the essential guide to understanding the critical fundamentals to succeed as an architect. Written by successful architects for architects everywhere, this book shows the architecture industry from a corporate business perspective, refining the approach to architecture as a personal statement to one that must design and build within the confines of business and clients. The Business of Architecture will educate new and experienced architects alike with valuable insights about profit centers, the architect as developer, how to respond to requests for proposals, intellectual property, and much more.

Kathy Dixon FAIA, NOMA, and CEO of WMCRP Architects, Inc and principal of K. Dixon Architecture, is a licensed architect with 26 years of experience. 

Timothy A. Kephart has degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Rochester. 

Karl L. Moody began his career as an associate architect with Simmons and Associates in New York City. 

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