Pro Series: Leveraging Successful Business Strategies

Pro Series: Leveraging Successful Business Strategies

Learn what the future holds for you and your firm from some of today's most successful firm leaders.


If you practice in a small or mid-sized design firm, don't miss this special two-hour Pro Series program session highlighting keys for business success in the architectural field.   Speakers on a moderated panel will share their insights on:  

  • The challenges associated with starting a new firm, merging firms, and/or joining a firm in a leadership/ownership position.
  • Creative approaches to doing business in today's fast-paced global economy.
  • Innovations in practice management and business models.  

This session is part of our new Pro Series program designed to explore topics related to the business of architecture, discusses challenges that seasoned architects face, and provide innovative strategies for business practices. 

Learning objectives

  • Encourage implementation of 6 Mindshifts: Lateral Leadership, Collaboration, Two components of Transparent Metrics, Diversification of Services, Culture of Giving Back.

  • Review the interdependency of how a firm’s structure affects people and outcomes.

  • Demonstrate benefits of structural shifts through metrics and qualitative narratives.

  • Learn how new ways of approaching business can expand services and connect the firm better with the community

User rating:
Average: 4.2 (111 votes)
 $10  non-member
 $0  member
2.00 LUs
  • RIBA


  • Steve Dumez, FAIA

    Steve Dumez


    Director of Design, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

    Steve Dumez is a Partner and the Director of Design of the New Orleans-based architectural studio...
  • Jacob N. Dunn


    Sustainability Enabler, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

    Jacob Dunn grew up in the Boise, Idaho in the Pacific Northwest (ASHRAE Climate Zone 5B) before...
  • Daniel Meyers, AIA

    Daniel Meyers


    Creative Director, Skylab Architecture

    Daniel Meyers, AIA, is an architect, creative director, and experience designer working at the...
  • Jenifer Navard

    Jenifer Navard

    Principal and Director of Finance, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

    Jenifer Navard has over 25 years of experience in business and financial management, from auditing...
  • Mark Ripple, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Mark Ripple


    Principal and Director of Operations, Eskew+Dumez+ Ripple

    In more than 35 years of professional practice, Mark Ripple, FAIA has developed specialized...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 2:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz