Small Firm Forum 2018 Luncheon

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Noon-1:30pm $15 First Registrant / $10 Friend Click here to register by Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Please join the Small Firm Forum for their Annual Holiday Lunch. We will share a catered lunch, have good conversation and share up-to-two meaningful slides each from our practices.  Let’s celebrate the past year and look […]

Building an Exterior Wall (With Wood): SFF

SFF Round Table Discussion (Highly Interactive) Thursday, September 6, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests 1.5 CES LUs SFF Host:  Gregory True, AIA Gregory True, AIA has built and designed a lot of walls during his decades as a licensed contractor and architect.  He admires building projects that meld design ideas, structure, materials, […]

Marketing And Your Online Presence

Small Firm Forum Round Table Discussion Thursday, August 9, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests Brown-Bag Lunch (BYO Lunch) 1.5 CES LUs SFF Host: Alexandra Odabachian, Architect Many sole practitioners and small firms have weathered more than one recession and have learned to take work when it is available.  Yet often the work that […]

Fire and Sound Assemblies: Small Firm Forum

Thursday, July 12, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Brown Bag Lunch (BYO Lunch) Free for AIA Members / $3 Guests 1.5 CES LUs The UL Fire Resistance Directory and the various sound assembly resources tend to intimidate professionals. Focusing on the UL Directory, we hope to make these resources easy to understand and apply while avoiding the common […]

Sculpting Architectural Space with Light: Small Firm Forum

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Nonmembers Lunch will be provided by Apparatus Design; Click here to register. 1.5 CES LUs Sculpting Architectural Space with Light gives designers fluency in LED lighting technology by demonstrating the use of LED products in residential applications. Product demonstrations will be used to clearly illustrate […]

John Lewis Architectural Glass Studio Tour

Thursday, May 3, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests Location: John Lewis Studio, 10229 Pearmain Street, Oakland Click here to register. 1.5 CES LUs Join the Small Firm Forum for an inspiring tour and large-scale demonstration at John Lewis Architectural Glass Studios. The studio has created a diverse collection of cast glass sculptures, decorative vessels, […]

Feng Shui and Architecture

A Small Firm Forum Thursday, April 5, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests Brown-bag lunch (BYO lunch) 1.5 CES LUs Hosted by Rebecca Friedberg. What is Feng Shui and how does it relate to our role as architects? Core concepts and demystification of the Feng Shui Bagua map, five elements theory, placement, enhancing interiors […]

Berkeley Lighting: Small Firm Forum Tour

Thursday, March 1, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests. Space is limited. Location: Berkeley Lighting Company, 1623 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley This event is sold out, click here to be added to the waitlist. Join the Small Firm Forum for a presentation at Berkeley Lighting. Learn about: smart switches, setting lighting scenes, and controlling […]

Acoustical Design for Residential Projects

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests BYO Lunch (brown-bag lunch) 1.5 CES/HSW LUs The impact of sound and noise on human well-being is well documented, and yet acoustical design is often ignored by both design schools and design practitioners, unless the code requires it is addressed. Residential renovation and new […]