Rena M. Klein, FAIA is the author of The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010. In 2011, Rena begins a 5-year term on the AIA national Advisory Group for the Practice Management Knowledge Community.
Rena M. Klein, FAIA is principal of RM Klein Consulting, a Seattle-based firm offering meeting facilitation, business planning services and management education to architects in firms nationwide. She is an adjunct professor at Washington State University’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute where she teaches design studio, building codes, ethics, and professional practice to students of architecture and interior design.
Rena regularly presents seminars and workshops on small firm practice at AIA Conventions and to various AIA Knowledge Communities. Responding to the need for management education among small firm practitioners, she has developed numerous original programs including courses on financial management, business planning and firm development. Her participatory and engaging approach to professional education has drawn highly favorable responses and helps architects in the Northwest and nationwide achieve success in their practices.
Rena is a Past President of AIA Seattle and served as Chair of the 2005 AIA NW + Pacific Region Conference, Knowledge by Design. Her innovative work on small firm management has appeared in print and web publications, including AIA’s on-line Architects Knowledge Resource.