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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

For context, small firms share of staff is 16.0% and share of billings is 12.0%

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



AIA AZ SFx + ASU Architecture - Online Networking Event

  • 1.  AIA AZ SFx + ASU Architecture - Online Networking Event

    Posted 29 days ago
    AIA AZ SFx and ASU Architecture have partnered to host an online networking event between ASU graduate students of architecture and small firm practitioners from around the country.

    The event will convene sharply at 5pm Arizona time (PDT) on Tuesday, April 23rd.

    We hope you can join us for an hour of speed mentoring in which professionals from coast to coast will share their story about real-world practice and MArch students will share their intentions for a successful future in practice. 


    Please note this is not a career fair in the traditional sense. While we do hope to plant seeds for future collaborations, the purpose of this event is not to recruit but to share experiences.

    We look forward to hearing your stories and thank you for your support.

    Devan Porter, AIA 

    AIA AZ SFx