Firm Management during the COVID-19 Crisis

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Communications and Temp Policies in Response to COVID-19 – Living Document
As architects scrambled to adopt policies in a rapidly changing environment due to COVID-19, the team at the Practice of Architecture saw a need to create a living resource to illustrate how firms are responding to keep their practices open, and what we can learn – quickly – from one another as a community.

This living document was started on Monday, March 16 2020 by Practice of Architecture in response to a simple tweet asking firms to share policies that they have already shared with their staff and clients.

How Architecture Firms Are Responding to COVID-19 – March 24, 2020
Practitioners across the country offer insight on the impact of the novel coronavirus on their staff, operations, and projects.

CDC Recommendations for Cleaning & Disinfecting – March 19, 2020

How COVID-19 Will Impact the Built Environment – March 18, 2020
Architectural Digest

AIA’s Robert Ivy Issues Guidance for Firms Coping with COVID-19 Fall Out – March 18, 2020
AIA’s Executive Vice President Robert Ivy has penned a letter to AIA members. Image courtesy of the American Institute of Architects.

Running a Virtual Architecture Practice With Jennifer Kretschmer, AIA – March 17, 2020
Archinet (Digital Publication)

Tactics for Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission in the Built Environment – March 16, 2020
Architect Magazine

US Dept. of Labor: Fair Labor Standards Act & COVID-19 – March 2020

US Dept. of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Employer Paid Leave Requirements) – March 2020

AIA Knowledge Communities: Small Firm Exchange (Coronavirus Topic) – March 2020

An Architects Guide to Virtual Practice – AIA Trust

Navigating the Economy: Architects Weather Ebb and Flow of Projects – May 9, 2009
Firms seek alternatives to projects that are slowed up or on-hold

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