Small Firm Exchange

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Newsletter Post: Neighborhood Character
0 24 days ago by Lucas Gray Assoc. AIA
Newsletter Post: A New Hope
0 one month ago by Lucas Gray Assoc. AIA
Newsletter Post: Taking A Different Path
0 one month ago by Lucas Gray Assoc. AIA
Substack Newsletter Post: What do we design for? Who do we design for?
0 one month ago by Lucas Gray Assoc. AIA
MEP Design Assist CE program on March 24
0 one month ago by Julie Carpenter
Writing about design and the built environment
1 2 months ago by Nelson B. Nave AIA
Original post by Lucas Gray Assoc. AIA
has your firm signed on to the AEC/RE Build Back Better letter to the Biden Administration?
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
The Iconic House in Contemporary Design I
0 2 months ago by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
Building Code education series
2 3 months ago by Daniel A. Guich Jr. AIA
Original post by Julie Carpenter
performance based targets in new construction / webinar on 2/11, 1pm ET
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Spring Architectural Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin
0 3 months ago by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
A Great CRAN Virtual Event!
0 3 months ago by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
The Resilience Factor: Commercial Interiors, Climate Change, and Occupant Wellbeing / an AIAU course
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
COTE news / November/December 2020
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Large format scanner
1 5 months ago by Charles Ou-Yang Assoc. AIA
Original post by Ronald L. Peters AIA
California Residential Architects: Fire Code Alert
0 5 months ago by Michael F. Malinowski FAIA
Scott Shell op-ed on phasing out gas
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Education Summit Nov 16-20
0 5 months ago by Julie Carpenter
The AIANYS small firm SYMPOSIUM starts Nov.13th!
0 5 months ago by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
What do you think?
0 6 months ago by Michael Lewis Lejong AIA
free event on positive energy buildings as the least cost option
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Top Ten / Performing Beautifully / on demand course
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Design + Practice Exchange (hosted by New Orleans and Austin)
0 8 months ago by Julie A. Babin AIA
Leading by Design: Sustainability Symposium / Oct 7/8/9
1 8 months ago by Venesa Alicea AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
It's 2022: What Does Your Practice Look Like?
0 8 months ago by Michael B. Strogoff FAIA
AIA CA / What You Can Do Now / Embodied Carbon
0 8 months ago by Kira L. Gould
The Rural Practice Acquisition Fund An AIA Ownership Transition Program: A Proposal
3 9 months ago by Gregory M. Holah
Original post by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
Video Share: Business Dev & Communications
1 9 months ago by Kevin Malawski AIA
Original post by Venesa Alicea AIA
Working from home, permanently?
1 11 months ago by Craig G. Massouh
Original post by Michael Lewis Lejong AIA
Thriving Through Challenging Times Conference
10 one year ago by Michael T. McIntyre AIA
Original post by Alyssia L. Makarewicz AIA
join Living Future online +
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould
Marketing For Introverts
4 one year ago by Jeffrey A. Hammond AIA
SFx Flipboard Magazine & Instagram
0 one year ago by Matthew Clapper AIA
On-premise/no subscription Invoice Software
6 one year ago by Rand J. Soellner
Original post by Aric L. Gitomer AIA
Live webinar "Navigating the COVID-19 Economy: Insights from Firm Leaders" scheduled for next Wednesday, April 22
0 one year ago by Michael B. Strogoff FAIA
Managing Change in Crisis / free webinar 4/21
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould
2030 reporting: a happy hour hackathon on Wednesday, April 15
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould
3D printing for COVID-19
0 one year ago by Chyanne L. Husar AIA
COVID-19 Resources & Best Practices for Architecture Firms
0 one year ago by Evelyn M. Lee FAIA
Coronavirus
4 one year ago by Christopher Allen Toddy AIA
Original post by Amy E. Souder AIA
Coronavirus: Opportunities, Threats, what it means for Architects
0 one year ago by Enoch B. Sears AIA
BSA Virtual program: Architecture firms and remote work
2 one year ago by Kathleen McCormick CAE
Original post by Amanda Jennings
For those interested in HSW Credits: Travel Program in the Etruscan Hill Towns of Central Italy, May 2020, with 36 AIA-Approved HSW Credits: Sustainability, Preservation, Resilience, Modern Insertions in Historic Contexts
0 one year ago by Stephen J. Day AIA
Healthy Materials: online courses from Parsons
1 one year ago by Elisabeth H. Sloan AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
graduate stuident / scholarship opportunity
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould
AIA COTE Top Ten Awards: submissions due January 15
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould
AIA Climate Action chat at Greenbuild 11/21
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould
Dues and supplemental fees
10 one year ago by Melissa Daniel Assoc. AIA
Original post by Brian D. Viehland AIA
Zero Code, a renewable grid, and getting to an emissions-free building sector: we're counting on CA
0 one year ago by Kira L. Gould

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Who We Are

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.