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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 (less than 10 employees), which equates to 14,459 small firms within the organization.

~26.8% = sole practitioners = 5,173

~33.5% = 1-5 employees = 6,459

~14.7% = 5-10 employees = 2,827

We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.



ULI releases report / toolkit about electrification + webinar on June 30

  • 1.  ULI releases report / toolkit about electrification + webinar on June 30

    Posted 06-08-2021 08:13 PM
    Urban Land Institute's Greenprint Center for Building Performance have released a new report: "The Movement to All-Electric Real Estate." This shows how the commercial real estate industry can shift toward a decarbonized future by moving to all-electric buildings.

    As more cities pass fossil gas bans or carbon emissions reductions targets, and as tenants and residents demand healthy and sustainable spaces, the move to all-electric real estate is an important consideration for all buildings.

    #Electrification is improving real estate's bottom line, future-proofing portfolios, attracting high quality tenants, lowering building emissions, and improving the health and safety of building occupants.

    Read the full report on ULI's Knowledge Finder:

    ULI is also hosting a webinar on the topic on June 30: learn more and register here:…

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA