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AIAKinetic is an initiative of the AIA Small Firm Round table that empowers the successful practice of architecture. It is primer for young architects and a resource for mid-career professional. Kinetic covers the breadth what it takes to be successful in architecture practice. It is a constantly growing collection of succinct, 250-word articles, short enough to be easily read and long enough to convey essentials of architecture practice. Architects from all over the country have seeded Kinetic with more than 250 valuable articles. All users are invited to provide commentary as well as additional articles. The AIA SFRT has a team of editors and curators committed to keeping the content fresh and current. 

AIA Kinetic has a number of interactive features and enhancements that create an interesting dynamic for users. You can read articles, comment, like or dislike, share with others, invite friends to participate and submit new articles with different points of view or on new topics. AIA Kinetic is constantly evolving and looking forward to having users help shape the future of the App as well as the future of architecture.

Want to contribute content to AIA Kinetic?

Check out the AIA Kinetic Writing Guidelines and submit new topics through the AIA Kinetic Content 
Submission Form.

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Kermit Baker of the American Institute of Architects on strength in the Architect industry.


The Small Firm Round Table focuses on the needs of small firms and is charged with reviewing the existing benefits and services offered by the AIA. Our mission is to further the special and unique interests of architects practicing in small firms and architects as sole practitioners by working with and through the American Institute of Architects. Secondly, it is to act as a central body to promote the creation, and to facilitate and coordinate the efforts of additional Small Firm Round Tables at the component level.

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2010 Small Firm Round Table Forum Videos


Jeff Potter, FAIA - 2012 AIA President
Jeffrey Rosenblum, FAIA and Michael Stanton, FAIA
Richard Capshaw, Esq.
Steve Stephanides, Beazley Group
Duane Repko, Victor O. Shinnerer & Company
Guy LeVan, XL Insurance
John Willard, Zurich A/E
Bradford Russell, AIA
Lisa Stacholy, AIA

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  Thank you for joining the Small Firm Exchange (SFx) Track at the 2015 AIA Convention in Atlanta, GA! Click to review the track agenda.

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Social Media as a Tool for Small Firms

From Hanley-Wood’s ARCHITECT Live at the 2012 AIA National Convention in Washington, DC. AIA members Jane Frederick, Bud Dietrich, Kristin Capps, Adi Tatark, and Lira Luis gave a presentation on social media as a tool for small firms.

Latest Discussions

  • Ronald E. Geyer AIA, NCIDQ


    Posted in: Small Firm Round Table

    Has anyone out there had success with outsourcing in an effort to stay lean? I was "given the opportunity" just over 3 years ago to start my own practice, and didn't know how long I'd be in survival...

  • Jared E. Banks AIA

    ARCHICAD user group the night before the CRAN Symposium

    Posted in: Small Firm Round Table

    If you are coming to Minneapolis for the CRAN Symposium ( and also use ARCHICAD, think about arriving early and joining us for an ARCHICAD user group...

  • Christian Taylor

    AIA Kinetic Now Available!

    Posted in: Small Firm Round Table

    AIAKinetic is available for download in both the Apple and Google Play Stores. AIAKinetic is an initiative of the AIA Small Firm Round table that empowers the successful practice of architecture....

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