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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 (less than 10 employees), which equates to 14,459 small firms within the organization.

~26.8% = sole practitioners = 5,173

~33.5% = 1-5 employees = 6,459

~14.7% = 5-10 employees = 2,827

We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.



Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9

  • 1.  Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9

    Posted 10-05-2020 12:05 PM

    I'm excited about the AIA SF COTE Symposium + exhibition this week -- don't miss LEADING BY DESIGN (October 7-9).

    Join candid conversations (one, two, or all three) exploring how design firms can enhance their sustainable design leadership and thrive in changing times.

    2020 AIASF COTE Sustainability Symposium: Leading By Design

    WED 10/7: 9-10:50am PT

    Leading by Design: Where do we need to go? with Charlie Stott, Mark Chambers, RA, Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED Fellow, William Leddy, FAIA, Christiana Moss, FAIA, Renee Loveland, and Allison Brooks

    THU 10/8: 9-10:50am PT

    Leading by Design: What can we do now? with Barbra Batshalom, Jonathan Feldman, John Delaney, Courtney Lorenz, Lisa Fisher, Julie Hiromoto

    FRI 10/9: 9-10:30am PT

    Virtual Exhibit on Sustainability + a roundtable discussion with Frances Anderton, Katie Swenson, Stet Sanborn, AIA CPHC, Richard Neill, Richard Millane

    Mark Kelly Ben Welty

    #climateaction #designthefuture

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA