November 11 2010

Architects, Architecture Companies, and Firms: List Your Firm in an Architecture Directory

When a potential client, searching for an architect or architecture company or firm, sits down at the computer and searches (Google.com) either terms, “architect listing” or “architecture company,” they are likely to find several sites that offer architect and architecture company directories.

I sat down today and performed such a search.

What I found were eight directories that provide either free and/or annually paid “upgraded” subscription listings ranging from $7.95 to $100.00 per listing.

If you’re looking to increase the amount of traffic to your architecture firms’ practice, thus increasing your revenue, add your firm to these eight listings – a perfect first-step to attaining higher visibility.

Furthermore, many of the sites listed below offer the option to list your individual architecture or architecture company’s website. If you haven’t already established a website, or hopped on the Internet bandwagon, you’re trailing behind your competition.

Display your works more effectively – visually that is – and discover how your practice can boom when potential clients can view your previous work. Contact Global Site Plans to learn how low-cost and cost-effective a website can be for your architecture business.

Now, here are the eight directories you should immediately add your firm to (Left link is the homepage and right link goes directly to adding your firms’ listing to the directory):

1. Architects USAAdd your individual or firm listing for free, or upgrade to a low-cost annual subscription.

2. Architectchief.comRegsiter your individual or firm listing for free by providing a reciprocal link or upgrade your listing.

3. The American Institute of Architects: AIA Architect Finder -Individuals and firms listed within this directory must be members of the American Institute of Architects.

4. The Wallace Research Group: International Sustainable Architects – If you are an architect involved in the practice fo sustainable architecture, add your contact information by sending and email to The Wallace Research Group (info@wallaceresearch.net), along with a not-to-exceed 50 word description of your sustainable architectural practice.

5. Architecture Week – To add your individual or firm listing, visit ArchiPlanet and register your account. Your listing will be automatically updated with Architecture Week.

6. American Architecture – Free listing and paid architect listing or architecture company listing for $60.00 per architect/firm, per year. For more details, visit their website.

7. Architect Listings – Paid architect listing or architecture firm listings ranging from $40.00 to $100.00 per state, per year. For more details visit their website.

8. Architect ListingPaid architect listing or architecture firm listing ranging from $7.95 to $49.95, depending on the amount of firms submitted.

Of course, this list is just the beginning. You can also submit yourself or an architecture firm listing to local listings on search engines, such as Yahoo! Local (Add Your Business to Yahoo! Local) and Google Places and Google Maps (You must have a Google account to sign in and add your business).

And if you already have an individual website and/or a firm website, make sure you submit your website to all the major search engines, such as Yahoo!, Bing, and Google. That is, if you haven’t already.

Yahoo! Search: Submit your Site

Bing: Submit your Site to Bing

Google: Add your URL to Google

Now, go out there and beat the competition!

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. You can find Renée blogging about featured environmental design firms, providing free website critiques, local events in Istanbul, Turkey, plus helping you achieve industry distinction through innovative discussions. Renée currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey; adding to the list of places she has traveled and lived.

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