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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.  Specification writer for commercial interiors

    Posted 03-15-2024 11:24 AM
    Hi all.
    Can you recommend someone that can help with specifications of workplace interior projects? I really appreciate the help! 

    Mariela Buendía-Corrochano 
    CEO / Founder
    estudio MBC
    240.899.7232



  • 2.  RE: Specification writer for commercial interiors

    Posted 29 days ago

    Hi Mariela,

    I know of two options:

    https://www.amybakerarchitect.com/

    https://nielsen-palacios.com/

    Good luck!



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    Dawn Zuber, FAIA
    Studio Z Architecture
    Plymouth, MI
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  • 3.  RE: Specification writer for commercial interiors

    Posted 29 days ago

    Mariela,

    I have also used Amy Baker for specifications, as well.  Her team is very knowledgable and flexible for the type of project you are working on.  Short form, long form, and drawing form options.  

    Best on your project.  



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    Dawn Snyder AIA
    ALLY Architecture
    Chattanooga TN
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  • 4.  RE: Specification writer for commercial interiors

    Posted 29 days ago

    Thank you Dawn!! I just contacted them. 



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    Mariela Buendia-Corrochano Assoc. AIA
    estudioMBC LLC
    22101 VA
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