Welcome to the inaugural newsletter from the Small Firm Exchange (SFx)! We began in 2011 as the Small Firm Roundtable (SFRT) establishing our mission to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. Within our mission, there are three primary objectives that we focus our efforts upon:
(1) Advocate for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies.
(2) Promote leadership in Small Firm professional development and practice; and
(3) Facilitate and support the local component round tables and small firm networks.
As our group of diverse professionals from around the country began developing the wonderful work benefiting both current and prospective Architects, it was clearly apparent that we were much more than a ‘Roundtable.’ We had created a platform for exchanging ideas and knowledge, ergo our new name the Small Firm Exchange (SFx). I believe SFx is a conduit of information linking small firm practitioners and design professionals to knowledge that strengthens their practice and professional careers.