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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.

  • 1.  Newsletter Post: A New Hope

    Posted 04-06-2021 10:02 AM
    My latest newsletter post includes light at the end of the tunnel, my new job at Charrette Venture Group, design inspiration by Norwegian Architecture firm Helen & Hard, an out of this world architecture job opening, some links to great articles to read, and a recommendation to read perhaps my favorite book!


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

    https://lucasgray.substack.com/
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