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How to Be an Architect Developer

Author/EditorBaillieu, Amanda (Author)
Zogolovitch, Gus (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781914124938
Pub Date01/10/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages176
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 167(w)
A practical guide for aspiring architect developers that covers every stage of the process, from development appraisal to selling the project.
£35.00
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How many times have you spotted an empty site and dreamt about developing it? And how many times have you given up because of the difficulty of persuading the landowner to sell you the land?

Many architects have built their own house, but few have made the leap to become a fully-fledged architect developer. As trained problem solvers, architects are in a strong position to release value from sites and spot opportunities. They're able to work up creative solutions, which a non-architect developer might.

Featuring illustrated case studies and practical guidance, this is the first book aimed at the architect developer that covers every stage of the development process, from finding land through to raising capital, understanding risk and marketing and selling.

Featuring:



Projects by Breathe Architecture, Tamarkin Co., Liddicoat & Goldhill, Miklhail Riches, Sjoelander da Cruz and Turner Works.
Commercial, Co-housing, Cultural and Residential buildings.
New build and conversions.

How many times have you spotted an empty site and dreamt about developing it? And how many times have you given up because of the difficulty of persuading the landowner to sell you the land?

Many architects have built their own house, but few have made the leap to become a fully-fledged architect developer. As trained problem solvers, architects are in a strong position to release value from sites and spot opportunities. They're able to work up creative solutions, which a non-architect developer might.

Featuring illustrated case studies and practical guidance, this is the first book aimed at the architect developer that covers every stage of the development process, from finding land through to raising capital, understanding risk and marketing and selling.

Featuring:



Projects by Breathe Architecture, Tamarkin Co., Liddicoat & Goldhill, Miklhail Riches, Sjoelander da Cruz and Turner Works.
Commercial, Co-housing, Cultural and Residential buildings.
New build and conversions.

Amanda Baillieu is an award-winning editor, journalist and founder of Archiboo, an events and awards platform. She is a co-founder of Developer Collective. She edited Building Design and before that, the RIBA Journal and has written for a range of national titles, including The Observer and The Independent. She is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA and has been a Stirling Prize judge twice. Gus Zogolovitch is a multi-award winning developer who started in the property world over 20 years ago running Solidspace with his father, Roger, before setting up Unboxed Homes, London's first custom build developer. He is a co-founder of Developer Collective. He is an advisor and speaker on custom build, sits on two design review panels and has judged numerous architecture awards. He sits on the executive committee of the National Custom and Self-Build Association.

Foreword by Roger Zogolovitch Chapter 1: Why Become an Architect-Developer? Chapter 2: The Development Appraisal - An Essential Tool for a Would-Be Developer Chapter 3: Risks and How to Manage Them Chapter 4: How to Find Land Chapter 5: Finding Finance Chapter 6: Doing the Deal Chapter 7: How to Manage Your Project Chapter 8: Marketing and Sales Chapter 9: Starting the Journey Appendix A: The Development Appraisal in More Detail Appendix B: Sample Letters to Landowners

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