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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.

AIA CA / What You Can Do Now / Embodied Carbon

  • 1.  AIA CA / What You Can Do Now / Embodied Carbon

    Posted 08-12-2020 10:19 AM
    AIA California is leading practice transformation, and eager to share its tools.

    One new effort is their What You Can Do Now series of articles -- the perfect resource for architects and firms wanting to get into topics in a meaningful way but feeling overwhelmed about where to start. 

    The first one is on Embodied Carbon -- check it out here: https://aiacalifornia.org/embodied-carbon-definitions-and-facts/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aiacalifornia.org/embodied-carbon-definitions-and-facts/ -- by Henry Siegel and Larry Strain of Siegel & Strain Architecture in the Bay Area (two leaders I am proud to call friends). 

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    Kira Gould
    Principal
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA
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