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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.

Coronavirus: Opportunities, Threats, what it means for Architects

  • 1.  Coronavirus: Opportunities, Threats, what it means for Architects

    Posted 03-19-2020 05:33 PM
    What does the new reality mean for architects and the industry in general?

    Today I ran a webinar today on what the Coronavirus may mean for architects and what we should be thinking about as we move into this new reality.

    We went over how to assess the situation in terms of External Threats, Internal Threats, External Opportunities and Internal Opportunities. Many thought-provoking ideas were shared.

    We don't know how this will play out, but we can do our best to be prepared and proactive!

    You can view it here:


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