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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.

2030 reporting: a happy hour hackathon on Wednesday, April 15

  • 1.  2030 reporting: a happy hour hackathon on Wednesday, April 15

    Posted 04-11-2020 01:07 AM

    The extended deadline for 2030 Commitment reporting is approaching. Are you ready? 

    If you have questions, consider this "happy hour hackathon" on Wednesday. 

    AIA East Bay COTE is hosting a 2030 Commitment reporting session (free and virtual) on Wednesday, April 15, 2020: 5-6pm PT.

    This session will offer architects an opportunity to ask questions about the DDx and reporting. Leaders on hand to answer questions and walk through the DDx reporting process will be Gwen Fuertes (AIA 2030 Working Group co-chair), Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Alice Sung, AIA; and Seth Dunn of Siegel & Strain Architects.

    Learn more and register here:

    This session will be recorded and available after the fact for listening.

    If more than ~40 people join, it is possible that not all individual questions may be addressed directly; presenters will try to answer the most common questions. 

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA