Managing a Successful Architectural Firm in the Cloud

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by BQE Software, Inc.
Presented by Steven Burns, FAIA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why cloud computing is essential for firms to successfully thrive in the coming decades.
  2. Have a broad awareness of the multitudes of cloud solutions most suitable for your architectural firm that handle all aspects of their business.
  3. Define the full meaning of artificial intelligence and learn how it relates and impacts the future of architecture.
  4. Recognize why artificial intelligence should be embraced and not feared.
  5. Develop successful strategies for migrating your firm into the cloud.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud? So much has changed in business computing over the past few years and cloud computing represents the new normal. Cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers so many more benefits.

Join us for this exciting webinar presented by Steven Burns, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software, as he walks you through specific requirements for architectural firms and delve into solutions built around our industry. In addition, Steven will explain why your firm must begin moving all operations into the cloud, not only to have increased productivity and profitability, but also to be relevant and competitive into the next decades.

Managing Architecture Firm

Image courtesy of BQE Software, Inc.


Steven Burns, FAIA is the 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, the smart office and project management software for architectural firms.

In 2009 with over 600 firms using the ArchiOffice platform, Steve sold his second company to BQE Software where he has been perfecting the business strategy and product development of professional service softwares such as BQE CORE ARCHITECT - a fully-integrated, cloud-based firm management platform that provides flexible and easy-to-use time billing, invoicing, accounting and project management for firms of all sizes.


BQE Software BQE CORE is the award-winning firm management software, created by architects for architects, that project-based firms trust to run their operations for better project outcomes, and more profitable futures. Their fully integrated suite of intuitive tools with 24/7/365 support provides back-office automation to power front-office insights, making firm management more agile, informed, and data-driven. Learn more at


Originally published in June 2021