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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize—Understanding Project Profitability
January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One of the biggest challenges for designers is turning a passion for great design into revenue that keeps the doors open. Left to their own devices, most designers would probably love to throw themselves into the creative process without ever having to worry about budget constraints, or how the bills get paid, or how their labor turns into dollars. In this presentation, Stacy will explore the most common methods of project billing (fixed fee, hourly, etc.), the pitfalls of each method for project profitability, how to identify problems before they become serious, and how to help your designers understand and participate in the process.
No-shows and cancellations after 12:00 PM (PST) on January 9 will not be refunded. Dinner is included. Seattle chapter members, please plan on staying for the chapter business meeting following the presentation. If you are outside the greater metropolitan Seattle, Bellevue, or Tacoma area, we have a virtual attendance option for you.
5:30 PM: arrive/social networking, 6:00 PM: welcome/dinner, 6:30 PM: speaker presentation, 7:30 PM: chapter business meeting
Presenter: Stacy Rowland, CDFA
Since moving to Seattle in 1991, Stacy has made a career out of trying to get creative people interested in the administration and financial management of their projects. She has worked for two architectural firms: Olson Kundig and Miller Hull, and a structural engineering firm, Swenson Say Fagét. She was delighted to join Berger Partnership in 2005 where she serves as Accounting Manager. Stacy is a National Past-President of SDA, as well as having held every position on the Seattle Chapter Board. She obtained certification as a Certified Design Firm Administrator in 2001.