The GoPillar crowdfunding campaign is now live on Republic.com. Find out how to participate and what are the terms and conditions of the offer.
Architectural design is one of the few service sector markets that remains almost entirely offline. In the world of services 2.0 and digital globalization, architectural design remains one of the few highly specialized sectors that barely takes advantage of the web and enabling technologies as it remains a local market which lacks transparency and becomes unappreciated by potential clients. Currently, only a small minority of people hire an architect or interior designer to assist them in their residential or commercial renovation projects. This puts many talented professionals out of work. Meanwhile, those who choose to hire a designer often have difficulty finding qualified professionals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem, as many designers were forced to work from home with no real online job opportunities. New emerging technologies, such as BIM, are changing work processes, leaving most professionals over the age of 40 behind. Designers are finding it difficult to access online professional training which restricts them from learning how to use new technologies and new software. The situation is getting worse and something must be done to meet the needs of both designers and clients. We need to reshape the architectural design market to make it more dynamic, meritocratic and efficient. Only then will we be able to take full advantage of the talent and potential of this important category of professionals.
Designing your dream home with GoPillar
Gopillar.com is revolutionizing the architectural design workflow. Our web-based platform allows anyone in need of a design to receive dozens of solutions from architects and engineers around the world.
In this way, customers can identify the solution that best suits their tastes and needs, save around 70 percent compared to the offline option, and avoid potential abuses of information by professionals. Thanks to GoPillar’s design method, clients perceive the value of the preliminary design and, at the same time, professionals can compete with each other in a dynamic and meritocratic environment to build their own client portfolio. Here you can read comments from clients and architects active in GoPillar: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.gopillar.com
The 360-degree world of architecture
GoPillar is not only an international crowdsourcing-based architectural design portal, but an integrated ecosystem offering design services, job opportunities, training and professional tools for architects, engineers and interior designers.
GoPillar Academy offers online courses for the architects and engineers of the future. Thanks to our online courses, certified and recognized by leading professional bodies, designers learn to use the best design, modeling and rendering software used in architecture and civil engineering. The website offers both asynchronous training solutions (with pre-recorded courses) that can be followed online, from computer, tablet and mobile, from anywhere and at any time, as well as individual or group courses that can be followed in streaming. In addition to more structured training courses, such as online masters to become a BIM specialist or BIM Manager.
This enables designers to be prepared for any future challenges in a rapidly evolving market and to offer their customers high-quality, cutting-edge designs.
GoPillar is a service center for architecture that provides registered designers with both the online job opportunities they need and the skills and tools to meet the needs of their clients. In addition to online training services, the GoPillar network provides professionals with a variety of digital tools to streamline and facilitate their design work and highlight the graphic representation of their projects, such as GoPillarVR, the service designed to help designers easily create virtual tours of their projects.
Some interesting facts about the GoPillar community
In the last three years, the GoPillar network cores have increased their net revenues by more than 25 times. The online design marketplace has grown exponentially. The marketplace has grown from 164 hosted contests in 2018 to 286 contests in 2021 (+74%) with a significant increase in the average spend per contest and, consequently, in the amount of prizes.
To date, GoPillar has hosted more than 2,000 design competitions, each of which has received an average of dozens of projects; thus, with more than 70,000 custom projects uploaded to the website, GoPillar is now one of the largest architectural and interior design marketplaces in the world. In 2019, the group began offering services for the professional community through the GoPillar Academy website, with the goal of earning revenue streams while improving the quality of projects offered on the marketplace.
From 2019 to date, GoPillar Academy courses have been taken by more than 10,000 architects and engineers worldwide; currently, the website offers more than 100 training courses in 3 different languages and is one of the leading international training portals for architectural professionals.
Crowdfunding is a relatively new phenomenon in which individuals or groups raise funds for a project or company by soliciting small investments from a large number of people, usually through the Internet. Although crowdfunding has traditionally been used to fund charitable causes or non-profit organizations, it is increasingly being used to fund innovative companies. In the last 5-10 years, many crowdfunding portals have emerged, and some have specialized in funding innovative digital projects, allowing even non-expert investors to participate in revolutionary entrepreneurial projects.
In fact, thanks to the possibility of buying shares in companies through investments (with denominations as low as €50-100), anyone can now become a shareholder in the most innovative companies on the market, contributing to digital innovation and steering the course towards the society of the future.
GoPillar on Republic.com
Republic is the private investment platform for investors seeking high growth potential and potential returns from small and medium-sized investments. Republic selects private investment opportunities in start-up companies with high growth potential. Republic is the place where accredited and non-accredited investors meet entrepreneurs and access high growth potential deals in a wide range of private markets.
GoPillar’s campaign is open to everyone, from institutional investors to digital innovation enthusiasts, thanks to a very low minimum investment amount (100 US dollars) and is accessible to all tastes. Discover the terms of the offer and GoPillar’s vision for the future of the architectural design market: https://republic.com/gopillar
Don’t waste time, support GoPillar.com’s innovation and help us revolutionize the architectural design market. Find out how to invest and become a GoPillar partner.