AIA SFx eNewsletter: January 2019


Image: Matthew Landers

Looking back on 2018

2018 Chair, Chyanne Husar, AIA, highlights the Small Firm Exchange's (SFx) contributions to the small firm in 2018 and offers her perspective on the group's continued role in small firm leadership and practice. 
The Small Firm Exchange Scan
What's happening around the AIA SFx
The Small Firm Business Model Survey dashboard
By AIA Staff
The Small Firm Business Model Survey identifies and measures both variety and commonalities in existing small firm business models. The data gathered from the 2018 survey is now available in the Small Firm Business Model Dashboard. 
Small Firm Architect Spotlight: Anne Fougeron, FAIA
By Mark English, AIA
Highlighting the successes of small firm architects continues to be a priority for the Small Firm Exchange. In 2018 the SFx conducted interviews with small firm architects and each quarter of 2019 the SFx Scan will include one of their stories. This quarter features Fougeron Architecture founder, Anne Fougeron, FAIA.
Comprehensive, code libraries for SFx Members
Sponsored by MADCAD
Join with other AIA SFx Members and get access to the digital codes library you need while lowering the cost of compliance for all.
The COTE® Top Ten Toolkit
By AIA Staff
Very high performance is often seen as something only available to a few ambitious buildings with the right client, program, or budget. These high performers are important as examples of what is possible, but they will not solve our environmental challenges by themselves. The COTE® Top Ten Measures and the Toolkit can be used as a framework to guide the design of all projects.  
Best Practices: Owner-architect agreements
By Edward Z. Wronsky Jr., AIA
An owner-architect agreement is necessary even for a small project. A simple agreement that includes a few key elements will clarify the roles and responsibilities of the involved parties, outline the scope of the project, and prevent avoidable misunderstandings.
The AIA Trust Healthcare updates
Sponsored by the AIA Trust 
It’s a confusing time for small firm healthcare coverage, but the AIA Trust continues to provide quarterly healthcare updates in their newsletter. Currently, the AIA Trust does not offer an endorsed healthcare plan but they continue to monitor the marketplace and will publish updates on any new opportunities for members as they arise.
Share your work
By AIA Staff
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. Submit your work for consideration.
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