Small Firms

Event Small Firms Roundtable - Working with a Marketing/PR Firm

April 19, 2018 - 11:45am

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Most small architecture firms don’t have huge budgets or a large enough staff to dedicate to marketing, so they have to be smart and strategic in how they spread the word and bring in new work. ​Please join the Small Firms Roundtable as we welcome Cultivate PR to lead the roundtable discussion on successful marketing strategies for small firms on a budget. Bring your lunch and questions about brand management, social media use, your elevator pitch, or any other issues regarding effective small firm marketing.

Event Small Firms Roundtable - Cancelled

March 15, 2018 - 11:45am

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Small Firms will not be meeting this month. We look forward to seeing you in April!


Members of AIA Austin Small Firms Roundtable (generally characterized as having 10 or fewer employees, designing small to medium projects) meet monthly to learn and discuss architectural practice and continually reach out to a diverse community of emerging small firms owners. Learn more about the Small Business Development Program through the City of Austin.

2018 Chair: Joel Nolan, AIA
2018 Chair Elect: Tim Derrington, AIA

Event Small Firms Roundtable - Proposals for Architectural Services

January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

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Please join the Small Firms Roundtable as we kick off the new year discussing Proposals for Architectural Services.

In this first meeting of the year, we will focus the discussion on proposal structure, the difference between a proposal and contact, and generally what information should or should not be included. If possible, bring a copy of an example proposal you use in your office (minus all the private information of course) for some show and tell. Remember to freshen up on the AIA Antitrust Guidelines before our meeting.

Event Small Firms Roundtable - Contract Basics

June 15, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

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Join us Thursday, June 15th, at 11:45AM at the Austin Center for Architecture for a discussion on Contract Basics. Leading the Roundtable discussion will be AIA Board of Directors at Large Member, Matthew Ryan. Matthew is a Partner at Allensworth and Porter, an Austin based construction law firm, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas. He will be touching on issues related to contracts and construction law.

Discussion to include topics such as: