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Who We Are

The mission of the AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. The objectives of the AIA SFx are three-fold:

     1. Advocate the value of small firms, the national SFx, and local
         SFx groups, both within the AIA and to the public.
     2. Curate and disseminate the most pertinent resources and
         information, from the AIA & elsewhere, that benefit small firms.

     3. Inform the AIA of current issues facing small firms and areas
         in which current resources/information are lacking.


Approximately 75% of all firms within the AIA are small firms (10 employees or less), which equates to 14,288 small firms within the organization. 

~25% = sole practitioners = 4,750

~35% = 1-5 employees = 6,650

~15% = 5-10 employees = 2,850

We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.

Be sure to "Join our Community" !  This will ensure that you're a part of our mailing list and receive our quarterly newsletter and important small firm information.

Current SFx State Representatives

By Matthew Clapper AIA posted 04-28-2021 07:33 PM

  

State Representative Email
Alabama James A Brown Jr., AIA jbrown@boarchitects.com
Alaska VACANT *See Jamie
Arizona Devan Porter, AIA devan.porter@dsp.design
Arkansas VACANT *See Jeremiah
California Carmen Suero, Assoc. AIA cvsuero@gmail.com
Colorado Shane Martin, AIA shane@arrowbarchitecture.com
Connecticut VACANT *See Elizabeth
Delaware Willard F. Hurd, AIA whurd@footprintarch.com
Florida Jason Hagopian, AIA jason@neuv.io
Georgia VACANT *See David
Hawaii Sara Jehn, AIA sara@agorjehnarch.com
Idaho VACANT * See Jennifer C.
Illinois Wei Yu, AIA weiyu@yuacollab.com
Indiana VACANT *See Kurt
International VACANT
Iowa VACANT *See Matt
Kansas VACANT *See Greg (MO)
Kentucky James Guthrie, AIA jguthrie@hubweber.com
Louisiana VACANT *See Jeremiah
Maine VACANT *See Darguin
Maryland Joshua Mohr, AIA josh@mohrarchitecturestudio.com
Massachusetts Rebecca Rahmlow, AIA becky.suzanne@gmail.com
Michigan Jeffrey Ferweda, AIA jeffrey@sfarch.us
Minnesota VACANT *See Chris
Mississippi VACANT *See Bart
Missouri Greg Goss, AIA greg@drawarch.com
Montana VACANT *See Jennifer C.
Nebraska VACANT *See Julie
Nevada Audrey L. De La Cruz, AIA audrey@cwxarchitects.com
New Hampshire VACANT *See Christian
New Jersey Joshua Zinder, AIA jzinder@joshuazinder.com
New Mexico Douglas Heller, AIA doug@mullenheller.com
New York Heather Philip-O'Neal, AIA honeal@hppinternational.com
North Carolina Matthew Szymanski, AIA matthew@arxdesignco.com
North Dakota VACANT *See Chris
Ohio VACANT *See Bruce S.
Oklahoma VACANT *See Bart
Oregon Jennifer Wright, AIA jwright@rallymade.com
Pennsylvania Kevin Malawski, AIA kevin@karbonarchitects.com
Puerto Rico VACANT *See Venesa
Rhode Island VACANT *See Elizabeth
South Carolina VACANT *See Natalie
South Dakota VACANT *See Dana
Tennessee Scott Busby, AIA sbusby@smeebusby.com
Texas Alyse Makarewicz, AIA Alysem@ambarchitects.com
Utah Dwight Yee, AIA dwight@processpllc.com
Vermont VACANT *See Natalie
Virginia VACANT *See Janet
Washington Thomas Lawrence, AIA toml@lawrencearchitecture.com
Washington D.C. Ronald Schneck, Jr. AIA rschneck@square134.com
West Virginia VACANT *See Bruce S.
Wisconsin Jacob Morrison, AIA jacob@motisarch.com
Wyoming Lewis Matthew Miller, AIA lewismmiller@outlook.com

See who? The SFX board member assigned to the vacant position.

Get involved!


The American Institute of Architects actively promotes a diverse profession, including race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. We strive to be an inclusive member group representing diversity of thought, geographic diversity, both traditional and non-traditional practice and as well as providing opportunities for seasoned professionals, associate members, and young architects.

The mission of the AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms.  1. Advocate the value of small firms, the national SFx, and local SFx groups, both within the AIA and to the public.  2. Curate and disseminate the most pertinent resources and information, from the AIA & elsewhere, that benefit small firms.  3. Inform the AIA of current issues facing small firms and areas in which current resources/information are lacking.


Requirements of an SFx State Representative

    • Serve as a liaison to the components in your state
    • Serve as a small firm advisor to the AIA SFx Board
    • Facilitate small firm content curation and disbursement
    • Passion to support our professional community, especially the needs of small firms
    • 4 - 6 hours per month including conference calls and personal tasks

TERM: 1 year term, renewable for up to 5 years total.

[Join the SFx mailing list to be alerted when the application opens in fall 2022 for the 2023 term.]

Questions? Contact sfx@aia.org. 

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