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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.



  • 1.  Revit Training in West Virginia

    Posted 12-05-2022 07:19 PM
    Hello, we are 10 person firm of architects and interior designers in West Virginia and are looking for someone to provide remote or in-person Revit training.  Ideally we would like someone who is an architect or is very familiar with using Revit to generate architectural drawings.  We are open to one-on-one training for less experienced staff, and group sessions to share tips and tricks and troubleshoot issues with our more advanced staff.  Any referrals are appreciated!

    Phoebe Randolph AIA
    Edward Tucker Architects, Inc.
    Huntington WV

  • 2.  RE: Revit Training in West Virginia

    Posted 12-07-2022 09:28 AM
    Hi Phoebe
    We had Chante Bright to teach a virtual Revit series for our chapter this year.  Several of our firms have also hired her for in-house trainings.
    Her LinkedIn is
    Her email is


    Julie Carpenter
    AIA Cincinnati
    Cincinnati OH

  • 3.  RE: Revit Training in West Virginia

    Posted 12-07-2022 09:52 AM
    Another option is 4 Ideal Design, former Architecture classmates of mine: 

    They do BIM for staff development as well as BIM Mgmt, and they are in Virginia. 

    Contact them via the website form: or via email:

    Best Regards, 
    Venesa Alicea-Chuqui AIA, NOMA,LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

  • 4.  RE: Revit Training in West Virginia

    Posted 03-18-2023 02:48 PM

    Hi Phoebe,

    We're a 10-12 person firm and just started an internal Revit training program through our Autodesk software provider, Imaginit Technologies that is facilitated by our in-house BIM Coordinator. We chose e-learning via "Productivity Now" ( which is a comprehensive and cost-effective platform developed in partnership with Autodesk. Our firm works half-day Fridays and we dedicate 2-hours on Friday for Revit training for all staff. You might consider taking a look and talking with someone from Imaginit as I believe they have a national reach. 

    Dwayne R. Eshenbaugh, AIA
    Founder & President
    NOVUS Architecture
    Las Vegas, Nevada