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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 for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies.
2. Promote leadership in Small Firm professional development and practice; and
3. Facilitate and support the local component round tables and small firm networks.

  • 1.  3D printing for COVID-19

    Posted 03-30-2020 04:00 PM
    My colleague Jennifer White asked me to post the following message in response to the current need for health care masks:

    The medical community is facing extreme shortages of masks and ppe, including nearby hospitals and testing sites throughout Illinois and Indiana. We are reaching out to everyone in the industry to help by using available 3d printers to produce these masks. There is a template for producing face masks with 3D printers that can be sterilized and reused, reducing the amount of required filtration material that is in short supply across the world. There is a company that can supply the filters to fit these masks. Please refer to the below link for templates and instructions on how you can help.  There is also a company in Valparaiso, IN producing these masks and asking to borrow any available printing equipment. Please check with local organizations on what options there would be for donation, or if there would be rebates available for the costs. 

    Chyanne Husar AIA, LEED BD+C
    husARchitecture Inc
    Chicago IL