Small Firms

Event Small Firms Roundtable - How to Save the World

August 15, 2019 - 11:45am

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This month, we will team up with COTE to explore the potential that small firms have to contribute to environmental stewardship. We often times have less leverage than large firms with regard to clients, consultants, contractors, etc. Furthermore, small firm practitioners wear so many hats that "green" management is just one more thing. Our panel will offer insights to help small firms overcome these challenges.

Our meetings are open to all, and we encourage you to join us!

About Small Firms Roundtable

Event CANCELLED - Small Firms Roundtable

July 18, 2019 - 11:45am

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There will be no meeting in July 2019. Normally, members of AIA Austin Small Firms Roundtable meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:45am to learn and discuss architectural practice and continually reach out to a diverse community of emerging small firms owners.

Small firms are generally characterized as having 10 or fewer employees, designing small to medium projects.

2019 Chair: Tim Derrington, AIA
2019 Chair-Elect: Jean-Pierre Trou, AIA, IIDA


Event Small Firms Roundtable - Architect as Developer

May 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

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Architect as Developer (Don’t be the middleman)

• Mark Vornberg, AIA
• Elisabeth Alford, Assoc. AIA
• Chris Krager, AIA

A panel discussion intended to expose participants to the realm of real estate development. Architects have a unique skill set that parlays neatly into the development industry, so why wouldn’t we play the game? Featured panelists will share insights about development costs and risks, opportunities, challenges, and insider tips to help hack the system. Please register soon as seating is limited!

Event Small Firms Roundtable - How to Take Over the World

February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Join the AIA Austin Small Firms Roundtable at the Austin Central Library Demonstration Area for a panel discussion focusing on the successful growth path of recognized local firms: firms that started small and now are shaping our City and working in markets outside of Austin. What can these firms share to better prepare you for next-level growth? Panelists include:

  • Michael Hsu, AIA
  • Heather McKinney, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Burton Baldridge, AIA

1 LU

Event SFR - Rethinking Assumptions: A Conversation with MEP Engineers

November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

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Please join the Small Firms Roundtable for an informal panel discussion with MEP engineers aimed at improving architects' understanding of these consultants and opportunities for improved collaboration and workflow optimization.

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