How do you see your practice in five years? Ten? Whether you are a single proprietor with a small team, or oversee a global operation with a staff of hundreds, planning for growth, and shaping how and why you expand, will be crucial to your firm’s success. With the input of eight architects and designers at various stages of their careers, from the heads of small, growing firms to established Design Masters, the DLN has created its second White Paper, exclusively for DLN members. This survey of the issues and opportunities surrounding the trajectory of any design firm—from start-up through expansion to succession—explains how employing the same design principles you use to create successful projects will insure a winning future for your firm. Don’t make another hire, or create another position or partnership, until you read this paper.

Douglas R. Parker AIA Chief Business Advisor Design Business Advisors, Inc