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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.

This Thursday! Apply the ABI for Better Business Decisions

  • 1.  This Thursday! Apply the ABI for Better Business Decisions

    Posted 05-18-2021 03:07 PM
    Would you like a better grasp on interpreting and applying the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) to make better business planning decisions?

    Join Jennifer Riskus, AIA's Director of Market and Economic Research, this Thursday, May 20th at 1 pm for "Positioning Your Business for Recovery: A Crash Course on the Architecture Billings Index."

    This session will give AEC industry professionals a crash course in how to interpret and apply the ABI data for their businesses, as well as what the latest data is telling us about where the construction industry is heading as we approach the second half of the year with optimism as recovery and infrastructure investments hang in the balance. 1 AIA LU credit opportunity.


    AIA members from across the country are entitled to the AIA member rate.

    Olivia Perry
    Director of Communications
    AIA Pennsylvania
    Harrisburg PA
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