Small Firm Forum February: How to Stay Young and Learn Something

Thursday, February 6, 2014
12 noon to 1:30pm
Free for AIA members / $3 for non-members

Brown bag lunch (BYO lunch)

SFF Hosts:  Andus Brandt and Cameron Toler, Assoc. AIA 


Seasoned and not so young architects, and young but not so seasoned architects or near architects, will share insights on what is known, what was hard to learn, and what is mysterious.   We will discuss how to create a best practice environment and what a best practice environment is for a small firm.  We will discuss how to set up and run a business, and what those who have done so would do again, and do differently.  We’ll look at how IDP (Intern Development Program) hours can be met in a small firm.  It will be an open discussion and we will go where it takes us.  A date for the whole family.
Learning Objectives:

1.  Gain insight into lessons learned by those who have founded architectural practices.

2.  Learn how about the IDP needs of emerging professionals and how they might be fulfilled in a small firm.

3.  Gain a useful perspective on how small firm architects identify and incorporate best practice lessons into their practices.

4.  Gain a renewed appreciation of the benefits to practice, of young inquiring minds.

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