This time last year when construction on the Oakley Home 2.0 project was kicking off, I was contacted by an Architect in New York named James Petty who was in the process of researching and conducting a series of interviews with Architect-Developers around the country for a book he was planning to write as guide to help architects initiate their own development projects. We Skyped for about an hour discussing my experience with the Home 2.0 project and the larger topic of Architect as Developer. Fast forward a year later. The book, Architect & Developer: A Guide to Self-Initiating Projects has been published, the Architect & Developer website has been launched, and James is moderating a sold-out round-table discussion with several other Architect-Developers at the AIA National Convention coming up later this week.
Reading through the book, I'm extremely impressed with how well researched and applicable the book is and there have been a lot of useful takeaways from the various chapters and interviews with other architect-developers that I look forward to implementing in my development projects moving forward.
Here is a link to my interview on the Architect & Developer website, which is also featured in the book.