This week I’m speaking with Barry Stott Brookes who is the director and founder of Architects Atelier and a graduate of the Business of Architecture marketing course.
In this interview Barry tells us how he took his once struggling business and transformed it into his ideal practice, with clients he loves working with, rewarding projects and the freedom to enjoy his life and work.
Barry embarked on educating himself in marketing, sales and business strategies and has seen his business thrive whilst becoming a great architect and business man. In this interview you will learn:
– How Barry NEVER has to chase unpaid invoice
– The simple strategy Barry uses to protect his cashflow by thinking of his service like it’s a product
– The system Barry uses to ensure consistent, reliable and predictable referrals.
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This week I am speaking with Aleksandrina Rizova of Aleksa Studio.
Prior to establishing ALEKSA studio in 2015, Aleksa worked at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners across the commercial, residential and cultural sectors. She was primarily involved in the design and on-site coordination of the Leadenhall Building. Aleksa was awarded the Komfort award for best interior space at the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards in 2008.
In this interview Aleksandrina discusses how she won those early residential projects and how she has made the move into commercial work, largely in the retail sector and is able to produce work that satisfies both her visual and design agendas with client commercial requirements. She also speaks about a number of self generated projects and products that utilise her expertise with digital tools and fabrication.