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 for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies.2. Promote leadership in Small Firm professional development and practice; and3. Facilitate and support the local component round tables and small firm networks.
After participating in this webinar attendees will:
IDEAL AUDIENCE: This webinar is geared for both small and large firms with a growing expertise in integrated design practice looking to increase the impact and influence of their firm in the sustainable design industry. The webinar is for both firms that are already a part of the 2030 Commitment looking to deepen their portfolio of projects and clients that support the 2030 Challenge, as well as firms interested in signing onto the 2030 Commitment that need to know more about how it will benefit their practice. PRESENTERS:
Rico Quirindongo, AIA, is an architect with DLR Group who focuses on community design, social sustainability, and not-for-profits serving the public good. Rico believes that existing buildings provide a rich context for our daily lives and that maintenance of this building stock, both in preservation and in adaptive reuse, is the ultimate expression of a sustainable architecture and a critical component of a new green economy. Rico sat on the AIA+2030 national steering committee, a committee that has seen to it that 24 cities nationally are providing curriculum to help design teams and owners meet the 2030 Challenge. Rico was recognized in 2011 by The Institute as a Citizen Architect on the Move. Rico just completed a term as a member of the AIA National Communications Committee, was an Advisory Group member for AIA's Sustainability Scan, and was just awarded the AIA Seattle Young Architect Award in 2014. Premnath Sundharam is an architect with an engineering background and he is a passionate advocate for sustainable design and the aims of Architecture 2030. He is a Certified Energy Manager and a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional. Prem is an expert resource for energy modeling and sustainable design, and he plays a vital role on integrated project teams across the country. Prem is also a member of the DLR Group Practice Forum. In this role he champions the process of integrated design, energy modeling, and mastery of building information modeling (BIM) to design teams in Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tucson to produce high performance design solutions for clients in every market sector.
Nathan Kipnis, AIA, LEED BD+C is the principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning, recognized as one of Chicago's premier green and sustainable architectural practices. Mr. Kipnis currently serves on the AIA's National 2030 Commitment Working Group as a small firm representative. The mission of the group is to take the aspirational goals of the 2030 Challenge and transition them to the reality of achieving tangible, strategically targeted, performance goals on every project that architects work on.