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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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BSA Virtual program: Architecture firms and remote work

  • 1.  BSA Virtual program: Architecture firms and remote work

    Posted 03-16-2020 03:59 PM

    Social distancing and self-quarantine measures have escalated quickly. As firms move to work remotely, what can they learn from those who have already integrated remote work into their structure and culture?

    Join this virtual program to hear from those who have established remote work as part of their practice, and share your own challenges, tools, and strategies for remote work.

    Amanda Jennings
    The AIA Leadership Institute
    Washington DC

  • 2.  RE: BSA Virtual program: Architecture firms and remote work

    Posted 03-18-2020 09:53 AM
    Valuable and pertinent topic! Any chance you can make this available for viewing on demand? I didn't receive notice about this until this morning.
    Thank you -

    Sarah Mannes Homstad AIA
    Mannes Architects, LLC
    Yankton SD

  • 3.  RE: BSA Virtual program: Architecture firms and remote work

    Posted 03-18-2020 05:56 PM

    The slides were posted today:

    Also, see the BSA's Resources for Firms: COVID-19 for notice of upcoming webinars.

    Kathleen McCormick CAE
    Director, Firm Engagement
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC