Wednesday / January 26, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Small Firm Exchange is an AIA Member Group that was founded in 2005 to represent the needs and concerns of all AIA members who own or work in a small firm. A small firm is defined by having 10 or fewer employees and this contingent makes up roughly 75% of all firms in the U.S. In this course you will learn more about small firm data, how the SFx is organized, initiatives it has undertaken to help small firms, and ways that you can become involved with the SFx at local, state, and national levels.
Speaker: Matthew Clapper is the Principal/Founder of MAD (Modern Architecture & Development) and UD4U, an urban design consultancy. He is a licensed Architect and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in NYC, as well as an Advanced Professional Certificate in Real Estate Development from NYU and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Before starting MAD, Matthew worked in the NYC offices of Perkins Eastman and Greenberg Farrow, as well as the Paris, France, office of Ibos and Vitart. He serves on the national AIA SFx (Small Firm Exchange) Committee as the Illinois Representative and is currently its 2021 Chair. In addition to his national volunteer work, Matthew is on the local AIA Chicago Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Committee and the local SFx-Chicago group.