The newly released, AIA Trust Guide to Virtual Practice, is a treasure-trove of invaluable pointers and considerations for this burgeoning approach to architectural practice. The guide offers an overview of requirements and questions to consider when starting or working in a virtual practice.
For example, what actually is a virtual practice and how does it differ from more traditional ones? What does the law require—and what do you need to know about business structure, labor law, employee liability issues, and licensing requirements to be successful?
The guide discusses various obligations, commitments, and liabilities of a virtual practice. Practical considerations regarding infrastructure, logistics, communications, and management are some of the topics explored. The guide includes a checklist of many key considerations. The complete Guide may now be found by clicking here. A shortened version (excerpt) of the Guide has also been published as a ‘Risk Management Guide,’ found by clicking here.