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Methods to TBAE Success: Part II

By Matthew C. Ryan The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) is tasked with a broad mandate to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Almost all architects have their first encounter with the board in its role as a gatekeeper, governing the examination and registration process, and thwarting unlicensed practice. But the TBAE’s other main role is the investigation of alleged professional misconduct — this is the type of scrutiny that no architect wants to face. Whether a case involves claims of dishonesty, negligence, criminal convictions, or otherwise, the careful handling of your projects and clients can help serve as the…

Methods to TBAE Success: Part I

By Matthew C. Ryan The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) is tasked with a broad mandate to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Almost all architects have their first encounter with the board in its role as a gatekeeper, governing the examination and registration process, and thwarting unlicensed practice. But the TBAE’s other main role is the investigation of alleged professional misconduct — this is the type of scrutiny that no architect wants to face. Whether a case involves claims of dishonesty, negligence, criminal convictions, or otherwise, the careful handling of your projects and clients can help serve as the…

Driving Business to Your Firm: Q&A With Jeff Needles, AIA

Jeff Needles, AIA, has been a director of vision building at Sixthriver Architects in Austin since 2005, specializing in master planning, site planning, parking lot planning, architectural design, and how a building integrates into its site.On February 9th, while the Chapter Associate Directors of Texas met for the Emerging Professionals Roundtable, Jeff stopped by to discuss a crucial topic that often isn’t covered in schools of architecture: how to bring work into your firm. We’ve highlighted Jeff’s answers to five of their most important questions. What are the fundamentals to bringing in work? There are lots of ways to start…