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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.

  • 1.  Professional Liability Insurance

    Posted 09-27-2021 07:11 PM
    I am relocating my sole proprietorship architectural firm from California to Florida.
    And with that being said, I am seeking a recommended Professional Liability Carrier in the State of Florida.  I'd like to use a company that is familiar with Florida law versus California law.

    Any recommendations?

    Thank you in advance.

    Regina Konet AIA
    Konet Architecture
    Folsom CA

  • 2.  RE: Professional Liability Insurance

    Posted 09-28-2021 05:37 PM
    Our practice is in Florida and we use National Casualty.

    Be aware of Florida Statues 558.0035 and be sure you include that language in your contracts if it applies.

    Christopher Donnelly AIA
    Donnelly Architecture, Incorporated
    Crystal River FL

  • 3.  RE: Professional Liability Insurance

    Posted 09-28-2021 09:01 PM
    Thank you all for the helpful information. Now I will review all responses and make a wise decision.
    Much appreciated.