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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.

graduate stuident / scholarship opportunity

  • 1.  graduate stuident / scholarship opportunity

    Posted 01-09-2020 12:22 PM

    Architecture Grad Student Scholarship Opportunity: The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship supports a graduate student whose work demonstrates an exemplary focus at the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness, and beauty. The scholarship recipient receives $5,000 and mentorship from Yann Weymouth, AIA for the scholarship year. Deadline to apply: Friday, January 17. 

    Link to more information about the scholarship, including a link to apply: https://architectsfoundation.org/what-we-do/architecture-scholarships/yann-weymouth-scholarship/



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