‘The State of Practice’ is the focus of the AIA Young Architects Forum’s recent issue of Connection released last week. Available online for free, editor Jeff Pastva curated a solid sixteen pages on business models in architecture–a topic that compliments our current feature series on Pathways to Practice. Our own editor Katie Crepeau collaborated with verynice’s Matthew Manos to share socially-engaged practices in “Impactful Business Models in Architecture” through highlighting the online resource Models of Impact.
Last year, Matthew and his colleagues at verynice launched the Models of Impact website to share their findings and help more social entrepreneurs and designers understand the variety of social impact business model out there. The interactive map highlights over 100 brands and documents 45 thriving business models in both product- and service-oriented industries… Although it has attracted primarily startup incubation programs, coworking communities, academic institutions, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit directors, Models of Impact can easily be applied to the architecture field in two ways: for architectural practices and for their client work and projects.
Read the full article on how architects (and designers) can use Models of Impact for their own practices, accompanied by three case studies of thriving practices, on Issuu here.