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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.

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Healthy Materials: online courses from Parsons

  • 1.  Healthy Materials: online courses from Parsons

    Posted 01-30-2020 12:08 AM
    If you are looking for online healthy materials coursework, this certificate profgram from Parsons's Healthy Materials Lab is worth your consideration. I'm a Parsons alum and fan, but that's not why I am recommending this -- it's because of the amazing array of expert instructors and how they have organized the material. (Materials geeks, unite!)

    Here's the skinny: Content is delivered by 58 leading experts in the fields of architecture, design, science, sustainability, and materials. Base price for the 4-course program has been reduced to $180. Completion of the program qualifies participants for 18 AIA and 23.4 IDCEC HSW CEUs.

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA

  • 2.  RE: Healthy Materials: online courses from Parsons

    Posted 01-31-2020 05:29 PM
    Thanks so much. This looks like a great way to get some quality HSW.


    Elisabeth Sloan AIA
    Elisabeth Sloan, Architect
    Charlottesville VA