Lunchtime Learning: 10 KPIs Your Architecture Firm Needs to Track for Maximum Project Profitability

  • Date

    Wednesday, August 24 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location


Projects are the core of your architecture firm. Not only do they generate profits, but they are also at the center of your firm’s business operations. As such, doing everything you can to ensure their success should be one of your top priorities.

Key performance indicators (KPIs) track project success by measuring how your projects (or team, clients, and so on) are performing. Because each architecture firm has different goals and ways of working, your vital KPIs will vary from project to project.

Effective KPIs, regardless of project type, are:

  • Well-defined and quantifiable
  • Communicated thoroughly to every employee
  • Crucial measurements for tracking the progress of your goals
  • Applicable to your firm and industry

Within the world of project performance and finance, certain KPIs should always be used to monitor and improve your success.

Join us for an engaging, live lunch & learn presented by Steven Burns, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer at BQE Software as he explores 10 project performance KPIs that, when tracked properly, will transform the way your business operates, and subsequently how profitable each project is.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why managing your project and firm health is as crucial as managing your own health
  • List the 10 KPIs that every firm must understand and what they really mean for your firm’s health
  • Define and quantify KPIs that are meaningful to achieve your business and personal goals
  • Recognize how technology plays into managing a healthy firm, just as it does with managing your own health

Presented by:

Headshot of Steven Burns

Steven Burns, FAIA

Chief Creative Officer, BQE Software

Steven Burns is a member of the College of Fellows of the AIA and Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software.
After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Steve spent 7 years at SOM - working in Chicago, London, and Berlin before founding his own firm, BBA Architects in 1993.
In 2007, with 17 architects on staff- Steve sold BBA to pursue his passion for business management software - starting with his creation of ArchiOffice.
In 2009 with over 600 firms using the ArchiOffice platform, Steve sold his second company to BQE Software and is now focused on the product development of BQE CORE ARCHITECT - a fully-integrated, cloud-based firm management platform that includes time billing, invoicing, accounting, and project management for firms of all sizes.
Steven is a global speaker and thought leader on topics related to firm management and emerging technologies.

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BQE Software