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Terrace Restaurant at London Zoo / SHH

  • Architects: SHH
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Architect in Charge: Neil Hogan, Brendan Heath, Alasdair Galloway, Peter Brown, Rose McShane, James Campbell, Adam Woodward, Alex Podolsky, Imogene Mitchell
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alastair Lever

© Alastair Lever © Alastair Lever © Alastair Lever © Alastair Lever

Twelve Architects to Design Airport in Russia for 2018 World Cup

London-based Twelve Architects & Masterplanners have won a competition to deliver a radical new airport for Rostov, Russia, just in time for the 2018 World Cup

How Much Will It Cost to Start My Own Architecture Firm?

Starting your own firm is a daunting task, especially if you're not completely sure of what you're getting yourself into. Author Mark LePage, founder of Entrepreneur Architect knows this firsthand. This guide, originally published on Entrepreneur Architect, discusses the financial implications of starting your own firm and acts as a guide through the challenge, leading you to success. 

How much will it cost to start my own architecture firm?

That is a question that many of my readers ask me each week. The answer will certainly differ depending on whom you ask. When architects ask me how much it will cost to launch an architecture firm, I say, “as much as you need.”

Below I will discuss the very basics required to launch a sole proprietor architecture firm. Depending on your circumstance and the region in which you live, the numbers may vary for you.

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre / A+ Architecture

  • Architects: A+ Architecture
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Area: 2620.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jean-Yves Gilbert

© Jean-Yves Gilbert © Jean-Yves Gilbert © Jean-Yves Gilbert © Jean-Yves Gilbert

Cachalotes House / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

  • Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix
  • Location: La Molina District, Peru
  • Design Team: Ernesto Bartra, Jose Miranda, Edith Rojas. Beatriz Rodriguez
  • Constructor: Enrique Matellini Ingenieros E.I.R.L.
  • Area: 590.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi

House IV / De Bever Architecten

  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
  • Construction Engineer: Archimedes Bouwadvies
  • Contractor: Burgtbouw, Deurne
  • Area: 77.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Norbert van Onna

© Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna

Video: Marcio Kogan

Alden Biesen / a2o architecten

Courtesy of a2o architecten
Courtesy of a2o architecten
  • Architects: a2o architecten
  • Location: Alden-Biesen, Belgium
  • Engineer stability: Bureau d’études Greisch
  • Technical engineer: TDE bvba
  • Area: 265.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of a2o architecten

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Méru athletics / Olivier Werner Architecte

  • Architects: Olivier Werner Architecte
  • Location: Montgenèvre, France
  • Area: 199.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte

Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte

Pile Houses / Pencil Office

  • Architects: Pencil Office
  • Location: Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Design Principle Architect: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Architect of Record: DC Akitek (M) & Rakan Rakan
  • Building/ Construction Company: Active Bungalow Builders Sdn. Bhd.
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: Jurutera JRK Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Kong & Associates Consultants Sdn. Bhd.
  • Quantity Surveyor: JQS International Sdn. Bhd.
  • Landscape Consultant: Pencil Office
  • Interior Designer: R2iD Sdn. Bhd.
  • Area: 526.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pencil Office

© Pencil Office © Pencil Office © Pencil Office © Pencil Office

Westgate Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

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Time House / LADAA

  • Architects: LADAA
  • Location: Vilamarxant, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Sergio Adelantado, Sara López Blanco
  • Construction Company: Construciones Nideker
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LADAA

Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA

Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller

In Tokyo, A Vertical Farm Inside and Out

As young people migrate to cities in ever growing numbers, so grows the concern for the future of agriculture. Prototypes for urban/vertical farms have been developed and, considering projected urban growth, seem a likely forecast for our future.

In the offices of Pasona, the future has already arrived. The Tokyo based recruitment agency has dedicated 20% of their 215,000 square foot office to growing fresh vegetables, making it the largest urban farm in Japan.

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture Studio

  • Architects: AS.Architecture Studio
  • Location: 3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris, France
  • Engineering: Arcoba
  • Quantity Surveyor: Eco Cités
  • Environmental Approach: Eco Cités
  • Acoustics: Acoustique Vivié
  • Area: 17721.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Georges Fessy, Takuji Shimmura

© Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy

Event TAG DF / AT 103

Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
  • Architecture: AT 103
  • Location: Hipódromo de las Américas, Avenida Industria Militar S/N, Residencial Militar, Miguel Hidalgo, 11600 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Producer: Tania Esparza
  • Digital curator: Damián Romero
  • Project Manager: Jorge Parraga
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya

© Jose Manuel Espinola Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola © Sarai Chazaro Courtesy of AT 103

"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

Clemson School of Architecture will host a symposium on "The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization", with Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Marlon Blackwell, Merrill Elam, and Frank Harmon, on Friday, October 18, 2013. The symposium celebrates the school's centennial.