The Virtual Office for the Small Practice/Custom Residential Architect

Learn the ins-and-outs of creating a small-practice virtual office.


Technology now provides architects with many options for work environments and freedom of location. This course will provide an introduction to creating a virtual office for the small practice/custom residential architect firm. Learn the differences in practice models for virtual and semi-virtual office environments, the technology to support a firm without a centralized location, and the risks through the real-world experience Jennifer has encountered in the 10 years of owning a virtual office.

Learning objectives

  • Discover how to assess whether a virtual office will be successful given your firm's culture and financial obligations.
  • Implement strategies to begin the transition to a virtual office.
  • Explore several real-world examples that carry lessons for your firm.
  • Understand how to talk to employees about virtual-office strategies—or, if you are an employee, gain enough knowledge to bring virtual-office strategies to your firm's owners.
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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
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    Jennifer Kretschmer


    Principal Architect/Owner | J Kretschmer Architect

    Jennifer Kretschmer, AIA is the principal architect of J. Kretschmer Architect in California. She...