The Power of Time Management:

Balancing Projects, Profitability & Life in the AE World

Part 1 of the ‘Blueprint for Success’ Masterclass Series

Available on demand 

In AE practices, time is money. Without proper tracking and allocation of your team’s time, there is no way to understand and manage profitability on your projects. In this foundational session, Douglas Teiger, FAIA, Founder of Teiger Consulting and former managing partner of his own architectural firm for 30-plus years, shows you how to execute advanced time management strategies, including budgeting time to align with project activities rather than just traditional phases, and analyzing the impact of non-billable time on firm profitability. He will also review proven tactics that he uses for his own schedule, like tracking time via buckets, implementing calendar blocking, and creating a realistic, harmonic work-life balance.


By the end of this session, you will learn how to:


Budget time based on the core activities of a project rather than traditional phases, ensuring precise resource allocation


Budget non-billable time to gain valuable insights into its impact on your firm's profitability


Increase work efficiency through calendar blocking, allowing you to accomplish more in less time


Integrate a work-life balance seamlessly into your demanding schedule, nurturing both your professional and personal growth

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Did you know that you can receive one LU for this course?

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Douglas Teiger, FAIA 

Founder  | Teiger Consulting


Douglas Teiger, FAIA, graduated from Cornell University, in 1982 with a BARCH.  He opened his own firm in 1989 and grew from a solo practitioner to become managing partner of his 32-person firm.   

In 2009, Douglas received a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from USM, where he learned tools and skills he is sharing with his staff and clients. His ability to effectively streamline the operations allowed for more time to be spent on design and project research while creating a culture that fosters a holistic approach to a work life balance.    

In 2017, he served as President of the AIA Los Angeles Chapter and previously served on the AIA National Strategic Council. In 2019 Douglas transitioned out of his firm elevating three associates to partners, sold his shares and started his next venture, Teiger Consulting.   

Douglas’s mission is to “live an inspiring balanced life” whether it involves family, coaching, consulting, painting, or sports.   


In the world of architecture and engineering, professionals rarely receive the comprehensive business training they need, yet they often find themselves juggling the demands of design and business management. Enter visionary architect and business consultant, Douglas Teiger, FAIA. With a wealth of experience, he has crafted this exceptional series to empower fellow architects and engineers to elevate their firms, mirroring the success strategies of Fortune 500 companies, all while maintaining a harmonious work-life balance. 

Douglas Teiger's own journey from a solo practitioner to becoming the managing partner of a thriving 30+-person firm, followed by his venture into Teiger Consulting, serves as a testament to his expertise. 

Every third Wednesday of the month, Douglas Teiger delves deep into pivotal topics that promise to fortify your firm's profitability and set the stage for sustainable growth in the years ahead. 

Returning to BQE University with an upgraded version of this masterclass for the third year in a row, Douglas equips you with the systems and processes necessary to not only boost profitability but also reclaim the freedom to focus on the aspects of your practice and life that ignite your passion. 

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