Dave Sharp is a marketing consultant for architects who want to attract better clients

I’ll use my background in architecture and thousands of hours spent advising over 100 architects to teach you how to attract likeminded and profitable clients.

Get on top of your marketing with a clear monthly plan

I’m devoted to making architect’s lives easier by giving you clear, informed and efficient marketing advice that connects with your goals and helps free up your focus.

Stress less

I’ll help you break your marketing down into simple baby steps so you know exactly what you need to focus on each month.

Build good habits

Marketing success comes from consistent effort. I’ll help keep you accountable and stay on track with our regular marketing meetings.

Save time

Don’t waste time figuring marketing out on your own. I’ll show you proven examples that have worked for similar firms.

How we can work together

These services are designed for architecture firms with 30 or fewer employees. Most of my clients are based in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and New Zealand—but I work remotely with firms all over the world.

Single consultations

I’ll give you advice on a single area of your marketing, or your most pressing marketing questions.

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Monthly consulting

I’ll design a marketing strategy that gets results, then teach you how to implement every step on an ongoing basis.

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Website audits

I’ll review your website and find the simple tweaks you can make to attract more (and better) clients.

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“Dave is professional, friendly and a true expert in the field of architecture marketing. Our conversations with him are always enjoyable, insightful and extremely helpful in developing our thinking and approach.”

Simon Rochowski, studioplusthree

“You know how you always wonder whether your website could be better, but don’t know where to start? Just talk to Dave. Dave explained exactly what we should do, rather than what we might do. This meant it was really easy to implement the changes he recommended.”

Hugh McEwen, Office S&M

“Dave Sharp is the only person I listen to for marketing advice. period.

Monique Woodward, WOWOWA

“Dave’s suggestions are intelligent and doable. He understands my time constraints and figures out action items that I can successfully complete. I highly recommend working with Dave.”

Esther Sperber, Studio ST

“It’s a bit of a mine field out there, but Dave made it easy for us. The results spoke for themselves. Our Instagram following doubled within the space of a couple of months.”

Philip Stejskal, Philip Stejskal Architecture

“Before we met Dave, we’d always felt like a fish out of water when it came to marketing. But with his background and inherent understanding of our industry, Dave really takes the time to personalise his guidance and advice to you in bite-sized manageable tasks.”

Chloe Middleton, Alcorn Middleton

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So many architects struggle to attract their ideal clients…

Your firm relies heavily on referrals, as you always have. That worked well for a long time, but it’s not working like it used to, and you’re a little worried about the pipeline of projects coming up.

You believe in your practice, and your work. You want to market yourself better.

But, it’s challenging to figure it all out on your own. You’ve tried to do it alone, but it didn’t work the way you expected. You’re not really sure why, and you can’t afford to waste more time figuring out what to do next.

You aren’t sure what the best strategies are for your firm. You’re concerned that what you’re doing right now could be attracting less-than-ideal clients. You need some objective feedback and advice from a consultant with real experience in architectural marketing—someone to talk to who gets what makes architecture unique.

I’ve helped over 100 architecture firm principals who were facing the same situation you’re in right now.

I know why you’re where you are, and how to help you to get where you want to be. I understand why you made the previous marketing decisions you did, and why they didn’t work.

I’ve combined my background in architecture, and insights generated during thousands of hours of conversation with leading architects about what works (and doesn’t work) in their marketing, to create a consulting process designed for the unique marketing and business challenges architects face.

I’ll help you to implement proven marketing strategies, so you can grow your firm (the right way) and attract more appreciative and profitable clients. Through our work together, you’ll learn new skills, tools and principles that will benefit your business for years to come.

About Dave Sharp

When I was studying architecture and starting my career working in small practices, I saw first-hand how hard it is to promote your work firm effectively (and tastefully) as an architect.

I realised that what small firms needed was someone who could advise them with objectivity and experience, and figure out what they were doing wrong, and the big opportunities they were missing.

I knew this is where I could best serve the profession, so I set about learning everything I could about digital marketing and social media. To date, I have worked with over 100 architecture firms and have helped take them to the next level through tasteful and effective sales and marketing techniques. I’d love to do the same for you.

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“Dave is one of the few people seriously thinking about architecture and marketing. Down to earth advice for an industry that desperately needs to learn how to communicate with the outside world.”

Nic Granleese, Bowerbird

“Dave is a valuable ally. He is knowledgeable, creative and insightful. And always fun! If you’re an architect looking for someone to help develop effective marketing strategies, you want this man.”

Dan Marks, MATA Architects

“Dave is creative, witty and has an impressive ability to explain recommendations in simple terms. He also provided insight into what our peers and other industry leaders do.”

Lola Digby-Diercks, Breathe

“Dave has opened our eyes to opportunities we didn’t know existed. He is friendly, funny and totally understanding of the obstacles that face small architecture practices.”

Karen Pisaniello, EON Design

“Dave’s in-depth knowledge and experience in the architectural industry allow him to confidently cut straight to the point. I really value the clarity of his feedback and advice – and I would happily recommend working with him.”

Michael Moloney, Moloney Architects

“Dave has been fantastic keeping up my momentum and focus around marketing. He understands the broader design and architecture field and is able to offer valuable feedback and advice.”

Mairead Murphy, Maike Design Studio

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My latest insights

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Listen to my podcast

I speak to the directors of fast-growing architecture practices and learn about their approach to marketing, business and communications.

Let’s have a chat

Building a trusted working relationship starts with getting to know each other. Feel free to get in touch and we’ll work out a time for a chat.