Personal Greeting Rena Klein, FAIA Member Emeritus

Rena M. Klein Person

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Rena M. Klein Person
Albuquerque, NM


Vice President of Investment Partnerships, Charrette Venture Group

Rena is a nationally recognized expert in small firm practice and author of The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management (Wiley, 2010). With 20 years of experience as the owner of a small architecture firm and over 15 years as a consultant and educator, Rena brings a special understanding of design firms managed by entrepreneurial architects. Rena served as executive editor of AIA’s The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th edition (Wiley 2013) and is past-chair of the National Advisory Group for the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community.

Rena leads Charrette Venture Group’s Investment Partnership Program. She has been instrumental in fostering connections between firms in the CVG network and developing the infrastructure of CVG’s knowledge-sharing community. Additionally, Rena advises all CVG Investment Partners on best practices in finance and operations. She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States
Master of Science in Management, 1996
business management
1994 To 1996

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Bachelor of Architecture, 1973
1970 To 1973

Job History

Washington State University
Adjunct Professor
Spokane, WA, United States
August 2007 - present

RM Klein Consulting
Seattle, WA, United States
January 1996 - present

Charrette Venture Group
VP of Investment Partnerships
Albuquerque, NM, United States
January 2017 - present

Rena Klein Architect
Seattle, WA, United States
January 1989 - January 2007