Is a Sole Practice Right for You?

A Small Firm Forum

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests

1.5 CES LUs

The Small Firm Forum tackles the age old question at November’s meeting: “Should I be my own boss?” The lure of a sole architectural practice is undeniable. The very thought of being in charge one’s own professional life is thrilling. But what are the realities of practicing architecture on your own? What kinds of projects are suitable for a one-person office? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Please join our group of sole practitioners of the Small Firm Forum as we discuss the core of this business model.

About the Host: 

Maggie Maiers, AIA has worked for two medium-sized firms before starting her own sole practice in 1996. Based in Alameda, her focus has been on residential additions and remodels.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain perspective on advantages and disadvantages, real and imagined, of striking out on your own.
  2. Learn if there is a “right” time is for starting a sole practice and if it is the same for everyone.
  3. Learn from current sole practitioners what they would have done differently.
  4. Learn whether current sole practitioners are glad of their decision.

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