Every industry in the world is undergoing a disruption of their traditional business practices to increase output, mitigate risk, reduce waste, and optimize processes in order to make better margins on their service or goods.
One of the oldest industries in the world, architecture, still relies on pen and paper for a considerable amount of its deliveries. With platforms designed to improve the deliverables of these drawings, it’s become evident that software will improve the output of many of the formally manual and time consuming tasks that take time away from doing the real work.
Many architecture companies are made of up of gifted artists that have honed their craft to improve the look and feel of buildings but they’re not not always looking at the nature of their business model in the same way.
“This is the way we’ve always done it” is no longer an acceptable answer to the question, “Why don’t you generate more business by using software and tools that are meant to reduce the amount of time it takes to engage with more potential clients.”
The simple fact that “you don’t know, what you don’t know” is rampant in an industry filled with creatives but very few that understand that they could be doing more business if they took lessons learned from other industries and applied it to their deal flow.
If an architecture firm could apply for more contracts, competitions, and projects in a shorter amount of time and the proposals would more closely match the needs of the clients, the outcome would be more wins and the ability to grow a company.
Why wouldn’t you use a platform that allows for the ease of discovery of these projects and a better communication between you and the client?
The concept is simple. Those that choose to adapt to a quickly changing marketplace will use the tools allowing them to do more with less. The early adopters of what will be the standard in the future will be the winners in a landscape filled with traditionalists that are resistant to change. The phrase “modernize or die,” is often repeated in the BIM space, couldn’t be more true. You cannot fight what is coming, only adapt to the changes happening around you.
ArchitectureQuote with those interested in getting architecture services by providing a user-friendly platform to tackle and simplify a robust process. This platform identifies new projects for a industry desperate to find more work on a regular basis. By improving the deal-flow, Architecture firms can focus more of their efforts on producing great work and increase their chances of securing and maintaining new projects for the future.
Giving architects access to more projects is only a partial solution, the reality is that our platform is built for two way communication that allows architects to cater their proposal exactly to the needs of the client. This means the end-client gets a more customized proposal that is more likely to result in a win for the architecture firm.
The real solution is a better connection between those in need of architecture services and more qualified architecture firms. Architecture firms are able to increase their reach and submit more proposals while those in need of getting the work done are able to do so.
Teaching an industry how to optimize their marketable skills isn’t the answer, the tools for a more effective interaction between customers and the services they need is the difference maker. Designing a targeted strategy of getting more leads into a funnel creates greater opportunities to secure long term growth for architecture firms with a future.
Discovery of more work aligned with an architecture firms specialties will undoubtedly help them to find projects faster and increase the output of winning proposals. This leads to a significant cost savings to architecture aimed at growing their business. By providing the individual in need of architecture services we also solve the architectures industry’s problem of having enough work to stay profitable.
The ArchitectureQuote platform is currently composed of a sign up form that provides the basic requirements of a future project. Additionally, scraping hundreds of current requirements for projects, RFPs/Tenders, and design competitions allows architecture firms to discover the latest and greatest projects locally and abroad.
Both scrapped leads and an interactive process of filling in additional requirements prior to entering a platform allows Architecture firms to see the most relevant and vetted projects for them to select and get in touch with future projects.