Starting an Architecture firm: Interview with architect Lee Calisti



For more like this, visit http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/yt . In this episode, Lee Calisti, AIA shares what it took for him to leave full-time employment and start his own architecture firm as a sole practitioner in 2003. Lee Calisti is the principal architect and owner of Lee Calisti, Architecture + Design, located 1 hour south-east of Pittsburg, Pennsylvannia. Lee is also an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches architecture. In addition to his architectural practice, Lee writes about his life as an architect on his popular blog, ThinkArchitect.Wordpress.com. In this episode, Lee explores the reasons why he left full-time employment to sail the uncharted and often stormy waters of sole proprietorship. He tells us how long it took to replace the salary he left while working for another firm, his most successful marketing channels, and more.

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