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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.

Newsletter Post: Neighborhood Character

  • 1.  Newsletter Post: Neighborhood Character

    Posted 04-13-2021 05:08 PM

    I just posted my latest newsletter post where I share thoughts about exploring Chinatown, pedestrian oriented cities, articles about trains, construction costs, deadly road design, and congestion pricing. I've also included design inspiration from China, and a shout out to my new employers Charrette Venture Group, and links and images of some of my personal work. Check it out here:

    Neighborhood Character


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    Lucas Gray, Assoc. AIA, SEED
    Charrette Venture Group
    Brooklyn, NY

    https://lucasgray.substack.com/
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