Virtual Practice Made Real
A New Reality in Architectural Practice
A new reality in architectural practice is that most architects are ‘virtually’ sharing ideas and drawings across digital platforms, engaging in some form of virtual or online practice because the pace and practicalities of life demand it – employees travel or relocate, must limit work time for family responsibilities, or want to take on other enterprises.
Whether considering starting a new firm or changing your lifestyle, the virtual architectural practice model is far more flexible than traditional practice. There are many benefits of a virtual practice – as well as risks and necessary regulations, obligations, and liabilities.
The AIA Trust Guide to Virtual Practice is a treasure-trove of invaluable pointers and considerations for this burgeoning approach to architectural practice. The guide discusses the requirements and questions to consider when starting or working in a virtual practice with a checklist at the end to help summarize what you’ll need to address.