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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.  Large format scanner

    Posted 11-19-2020 02:50 PM
    I'm looking to purchase a new large format scanner this year. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Mac format. 36" B&W and color. Desktop. Thanks 

    Ronald L Peters AIA, AICP
    HistoricStreetscapes PLLC
    1711 E Brown Road. Mesa AZ 85203

  • 2.  RE: Large format scanner

    Posted 11-21-2020 12:47 AM
    My alternative to owning scanners was to use scannable or Dropbox app on a smart phone and a steady hand. (Building a phone stand out of wood or 3D printing would be cheaper).

    My secondary option is to use Kinkos, I think for 2.50 per page scanned.

    Sent from my iPhone