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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 (less than 10 employees), which equates to 14,459 small firms within the organization.

~26.8% = sole practitioners = 5,173

~33.5% = 1-5 employees = 6,459

~14.7% = 5-10 employees = 2,827

We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.



constructions administration software suggestions

  • 1.  constructions administration software suggestions

    Posted 01-12-2022 04:25 PM
    Our firm is considering a move to a new software / system that we can use primarily for Construction administration. We've used Autodesk Bim 360 - now Build in the past, but its a big software, when are firm does various size projects including lots of commercial interior renovation and Hospitality work. The firm is 12 people and only 4 concentrate on CA. 

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


    Gary Lepore AIA
    LDL Studio, Inc.
    Providence RI