And So, Architects Carry On

Hello ArCH Architects throughout the world.

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Copyright, Rachel Burton, one of her award-winning projects that led to her being awarded the ArCH CRAfts designation.

2020 has been an interesting year.  In the end, we all, as Architects, carry on. No matter who is in Washington, DC or London, or Ottawa, Architects will still be here, continuing to design homes and buildings.

ArCH= Architects Creating Homes.  ArCH is all about Licensed Architects who design custom homes for their clients (and themselves).  Despite differences in opinion about who should be running the politics of the various countries and offices throughout the world, Architects continue, doing their job, day in and day out.

The world’s top scientists have been working on creating The Vaccine to prevent The Virus (CV19).  We all hope and pray that Vaccine will be available soon.  When that happens, it is hoped that scourge will disappear.

ArCH continues, still here and into the distant future, being a source of friends, sources of information and products that will continue to assist residential Architect do their job and advance their business and manage their practice.  That has not changed and never will.  We are here for the long haul.  Rock solid into 2021 and beyond.   ArCH wishes you and your companies a healthy, happy and prosperous remainder of this year.  Blessings on us all.

Reasons Why an Architect Should Design Your Home

Reasons Why an Architect Should Design Your Home is a substantial list that Architects who design homes can use to send to their clients to inform them of all the reasons why they might want to engage you as their Architect.  The link to this extensive online ArCH link is here:

Reasons Why an Architect Should Design Your Home

Just one more reason for Licensed Architects to join ArCH.

More Reasons for Architects to Join ArCH

This online article shines a light on the high ranking of the ArCH: Architects Creating Homes website on the Internet (10-24-2020).  Here’s a Google ranking image on Page 1 of Google: what happens when people type in; ARCHITECTS CREATING:

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What this illustrates is that only typing in 2 words into your browser : ARCHITECTS CREATING called up the ArCH website as #1 organic listing, just after the initial ad listing, and the #2 listing immediately after that: REASONS WHY AN ARCHITECT SHOULD DESIGN YOUR HOME.  In other words: the ArCH website is helping you market your architectural business, by proclaiming to the world the reasons why your potential clients should hire you.  Amazing.  Just think how much better it will be for you if you actually join ArCH.

ArCH is for Architects that Design Homes

If you are a Licensed Architect that designs homes, then ArCH (Architects Creating Homes) is the worldwide professional organization for you.  Click here to see how to join:

https://www.archomes.org/product/arch-membership

It’s surprisingly economical.

 

And the value received is worth thousands of dollars every year.  For instance, once you are a member, you can apply discount codes that allow you to purchase nearly all ArCHproducts for hundreds or thousands of dollars off of the retail price.  What products?  Check these out (at the ArCHstore):

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The favorites are often ArCHsuite™ and ArCHspec™ .

ArCHsuite contains ArCHspec, and many other useful software tools to help Architects run their practice.  And all of the softwares were created especially with residential architectural practice in mind.

ArCH also allows you to participate in conversations and contacts with other Licensed Architects who design homes from around the world and the USA.  Check it out.  ArCH gives any Architect who design homes a distinct advantage.

 

Why You Need the AOA

The AOA= the ArCH Architect-Owner Agreement.  This agreement was custom tailored over the course of about 30 years with the input of many Attorneys, focused on the business practice of Architects who practice residential architecture. While no agreement is perfect, this one comes closer than others out there in the world.  Check it out here:

Architect – Owner Agreement

This agreement comes as about 8 or 9 pages (printed front and rear = 16+/- actual content pages).  Many Architects over the decades have complained that other agreements from other large organizations try to be everything to everyone, and in so doing, their agreements become way too long and have strikeouts retained in the agreement to cause your client to question your modification of the agreement.  Not with the ArCH AOA: it is in MS Word.  No pesky “sticky” clauses that won’t go away.  No strikeouts being kept in the agreement.  You can tailor the agreement to suit your practice.  Many clauses protect you, as the Architect, with wording that you need to protect your practice.  About time.  the ArCH AOA.  By now and start enjoying your practice much more.

 

No Police = No Anything

ArCH normally remains silent on political agendas, but this issue compels us to shed some light on the implications behind this anarchist chant: “Defund Police.” Our viewpoint is that if there is no police, then that community where there is no police, dies a horrible death. What is meant by this?

Image Courtesy Pawell Janiak, Unsplash

Think it through. If there are no police to either protect the majority of law-abiding citizens in a particular neighborhood (and their businesses and homes and friends and family , then there will be no Fire Department and no Paramedic services.

Why?

Think about it.

If you are the Fire Chief, responsible for the lives and welfare of the brave men and women under your watch, are you really going to send them places where they could be hurt or killed by anarchists where there are no police to protect them while they go about their duties of putting out fires and saving innocent people endangered by fire? No you are not. You have a duty and responsibility to both your team and to the taxpayers that paid for the salaries and equipment under your sacred care.

And what about those expensive fire trucks? Some of those cost $300,000 to $750,000 each. Is the Fire Chief really going to risk losing that expensive equipment to free-roaming thugs in communities without police protection? Do you really think that these same anarchists and criminals wouldn’t think twice about damaging or stealing those fire trucks? Take a look at what happened across America during May-June 2020 and see for yourself the destroyed fire trucks. So No Police = No Fire Department projection.

What about Paramedics? The highly trained medical personnel that drive to homes and buildings all over America when people have a life-threatening emergency, like a heart attack, stroke, or other horrible event that could cost people their lives, if they do not receive immediate medical attention. Once again: is the medical chief of operations for local Paramedics (often the same Fire Chief as the person responsible for the Fire Department) going to risk either their brave men and women or their expensive vehicles and equipment where there are no police to protect them? Where those communities are overrun by anarchists and thugs running crazy through the streets who make up their own rules from minute to minute? Don’t think so.
So: No Police = No Paramedic service.

And what about other “taken for granted” services and infrastructure that ALL communities don’t even think about?
Such as: sewers, potable drinking water, electricity and low-voltage systems like Internet. In a “no-police” community, do you think that any municipal or private business person or vehicle will enter such a lawless place to install or repair such utilities? Don’t think so.
Therefore:
No Police = No Internet.
No Police = No Sewers (at least: no repairs).
No Police = No Electricity (no repairs).
No Police = No Security Alarms (which depend on both police and Internet)
No Police = No Phones (no repairs).
No Police = ___________________________ (you fill in the blank).

Therefore: the anarchist political agenda to “Defund Police” is crazy, not thought-out at all and could destroy those communities that are politically “correct” enough to pander to a leftist agenda. Not recommended at all. Remember the 1981 Kurt Russell movie “Escape From New York”? It’s like that.

Winter coming

Hello ArCHmembers,

Winter 2019 is on its way.  We just had a gorgeous fall in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

ArCH hopes that all ArCHmembers will continue to thrive through the winter.  Used to be that business dried up in the winter.  No longer.  Live continues as does business.  Well-informed clients should engage Licensed Architects to design their homes during periods such as the coming winter, so that they are more prepared to build come next spring.

 

Please tell your friends who are Licensed Architects about ArCH, by emailing them this link:  https://www.archomes.org/product/arch-membership

Thanks.