Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional.
Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture. First published in 1917, The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has been the definitive guide to running an architectural practice for almost a century.
Now in its 15th Edition, the book covers everything from project delivery methods to staff management. Compiled by a team of experts from architecture as well as law, business, and other professions, this edition has been completely updated, with 50% brand new content and substantial revisions throughout.