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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.

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Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9

  • 1.  Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9

    Posted 09-09-2020 05:18 PM
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    LEADING BY DESIGN: Join us for discussions with architects, business, and government representatives to explore how design firms of all sizes and types can enhance their sustainable design leadership efforts, and thrive in changing times. Organized by AIA SF COTE.

    register here:

    WED 10/7: 9-10:50am PT
    Leading by Design: Where do we need to go?
    Welcome: Charlie Stott | Stott Architects, AIA SF COTE Co-Chair
    Opening: Mark Chambers, RA | NYC Chief Sustainability Officer
    Moderator: Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED Fellow | Cameron McAllister Consulting
    William Leddy, FAIA | LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects Architects
    Christiana Moss, FAIA Moss | Studio Ma Architecture
    Renee Loveland | Gerding Edlen
    Allison Brooks | Bay Area Regional Collaborative

    THU 10/8: 9-10:50am PT
    Leading by Design: What can we do now?
    Moderator: Barbra Batshalom | Sustainable Performance Institute
    John Delaney | Koning Eizenberg Architecture
    Jonathan Feldman | Feldman & Feldman Architects, PC
    Courtney Lorenz | XL Construction
    lisa fisher | SF Planning Department
    Closing: Julie Hiromoto | HKS Architects & 2020 COTE Chair

    FRI 10/9: 9-10:30am PT
    Virtual Exhibit on Sustainability + a roundtable discussion

    Mark KellyBen Welty
    #climateaction #designthefuture

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA

  • 2.  RE: Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9

    Posted 09-09-2020 05:28 PM
    This is great - thank you for sharing! 

    Best Regards, 
    Venesa Alicea-Chuqui AIA, NOMA,LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP