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 = 2,850We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.
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The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 Lecture Series.All lectures are free and open to the public and will be conducted virtually via Zoom. All lectures will be live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel.With speakers hailing from across the globe, this semester's lineup represents an exciting range of contemporary voices and international perspectives. Lecturers representing a broad cross-section of cultural practices-including Pritzker Prize Laureates, video game designers, filmmakers, and beyond-will present talks that push the traditional boundaries of the design disciplines, address some of society's most pressing challenges, and help us reimagine the relationship between ourselves design and the world around us.
Guest lecturers in the series include Nathalie de Vries, Patricia Urquiola, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, Débora Mesa, Alberto Kalach, Flemming Rafn, Paola Antonelli, Kibwe Tavares, Jose Sanchez, and Piergianna Mazzocca.
All lectures will take place at 12:30 PM unless noted otherwise.
Monday, January 25thNathalie DeVriesFounder | MVRDV | Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Monday, February 1stPatricia UrquiolaFounder | Studio Urquiola | Milan, Italy
Wednesday, February 3rdYvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamaraCo-founders | Grafton Architects | Dublin, Ireland
Monday, February 8thDebora MesaFounder | Ensamble Studio | Madrid, Spain
Monday, February 22ndAlberto KalachFounder | Taller de Arquitectura X | Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, February 24thFlemming RafnFounder | Tredje Natur | Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, March 10thPaola AntonelliSenior Curator | MoMA | New York City, New York
Wednesday, April 7thKibwe TavaresFounder | Factory Fifteen | London, UK
Wednesday, April 14thJose SanchezDirector | Plethora-Project, U. Michigan | Detroit, Michigan
Monday, April 19thPiergianna MazzoccaEmerging Scholar in Design Fellow | UTSOA | Austin, TX