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On Being a perfectionist

By | business, mutterings | 4 Comments

The idea of architect billing for their services as a percentage of construction cost has, in the past, struck me as inherently unfair but increasingly, I am seeing the merit in that method of compensation. In my own experience, when building hourly, this leaves the opportunity open to pick and…

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I’ve started a new Bluetime Collaborative page on facebook. Haven’t figured it all out yet but it seems like a slightly less formal place to foster dialogue than this blog where you have to sign in to post comments or send an email to ask a question.

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Year End Summary for 2009

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I thought I’d write a post, mostly for myself but also for those of you who are interested in the what-it’s-like-to-run-a-small-rural-architecture-firm aspect of my blog. Well, to start with, I have just had my best year yet despite the economy. I think I have achieved a “teachers salary” this year…

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By | mutterings | 4 Comments

This may come off sounding like more of a personal diary entry but oh well. I have an intern arriving in a few weeks to work for me for the summer.  (woot!)  I am both exited by and nervous about the whole prospect.  I need to write down a plan…

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