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MADCAD.com, a leader in providing codes and standards online for the AEC industry, is addressing this problem with the launch of a new initiative to provide affordable, comprehensive libraries to SFx members, with the goal of helping small architectural firms better support compliance and safety.



The SFx Instagram is highlighting the great work of small firm practitioners around the country. The Editorial Team will post up to 4 high-quality images from an individual member. Follow us on Instagram and submit your work to be featured.



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The purpose of The AIA Trust is to develop and offer insurance and benefit programs of the greatest possible value and to serve as a risk management resource for members and components of the American Institute of Architects.



We're researching the variety and commonalities in existing small firm models, with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. 
The 2018 survey is closed and a new dashboard is in now avalable to explore the results.

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  • An interview with Anne Fougeron FAIA By Mark English, AIA If you want to be an architect, you've got to go out there and look at real buildings. Since 1985, FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE is a nationally recognized design firm whose work exhibits a strong commitment to clarity ...

  • Small firm risks aren’t small and as with any architectural firm, keeping on top of emerging risks and how to manage them can be cumbersome, time-consuming – and risky. You don’t know what you don’t know – so it’s helpful to have a source of information about currently ...

  • The Small Firm Exchange 2018 Business Models Survey is closed for submissions The purpose of the annual survey is to identify and measure the variety and commonalities in existing small firm models, with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. This survey ...