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 = 2,850We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.
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An Upcoming AIA New York CRAN Virtual Event
ResArch Practice: High-Performance Homebuilders
On behalf of the AIA National CRAN Executive Committee, I want to draw your attention to an upcoming residential design event that we are confident you will enjoy. It's a live webinar entitled: "Aiming for Near-Zero Carbon Homes". I recently participated in an event where I heard one of the panelists, Michael Ingui, speak on the subject - and I was very impressed.In addition to sharing a number of thoughtful insights into passive house design, he explained how to get your residential clients onboard. Something I think many architects and builders interested in including more of this work into their projects will appreciate. Michael discourages the use of industry jargon with clients. Instead of mentioning sustainability, or other industry terms, he encourages helping the client to understand the specific benefits they will gain from the inclusion of the energy-conserving products and design strategies you are recommending. In other words, instead of telling them about sustainability - talk about being totally comfortable in your home, in the dead of winter with snow all around, with the heat inside your home turned off!
Aiming for Near-Zero Carbon Homes
Jan 26, 2021
2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
The cost of the live webinar event is $5.00 for AIANY members and $10.00 for all other AIA members.
*This event will be occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
ResArch Practice, presented by the AIANY Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), is a series of conversations between designers, contractors, and verifiers who have pursued or achieved LEED and Passive House certification for homes. ResArch Practice is a series of conversations between designers, contractors, and verifiers who have pursued or achieved LEED and Passive House certification for homes. Please join us to hear four interviews between high-performance homebuilders and the residential design consultants they worked with to create near-zero carbon homes. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and benefits of near-zero carbon and low-impact construction and participate in a live roundtable discussion between the moderator, panelists, and audience.
Zack Semke, Director and Curator of Programming, PH Accelerator
Miguel Ingui, Partner, Baxt Ingui Architects
Jennifer Mowery Marsh, AIA, LEED, Partner, Mowery Marsh Architects
Brian Marsh, AIA, LEED, Partner, Mowery Marsh Architects
James Moriarty, Vice President, Sustainable Comfort, Inc
Michelle Tinner, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Comfort, Inc
AIANY Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)