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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.

AIA Climate Action chat at Greenbuild 11/21

  • 1.  AIA Climate Action chat at Greenbuild 11/21

    Posted 11-16-2019 12:47 AM

    If you will be in ATL for Greenbuild next week, here's a meet-up for your dance card: Marsha Maytum, FAIA, chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment, and Terri Stewart, Hon. AIA, Senior VP of Knowledge and Practice at AIA, will be on the Expo Floor to talk about Climate Action at the AIA.

    Thursday, November 21: 215-245pm
    at the BuildingGreen/LEEDuser booth #1709

    This is your chance to get the skinny from the sources: the what, the when, and the how, as in how you, your organization, and your community can get involved in the practice transformation that is under way.

    #climateaction #leadership #futurebydesign #thisiswhatarchitectsdo

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA