Small Practice and Residential Committee
The Small Practice And Residential Committee supports professional & business development, leadership and growth for the many members of small practices and those practices engaged primarily in the execution of residential commissions. We represent this group of professionals within the AIA and the community – working to support professional development, elevate awareness of their work and to celebrate their contribution to the built environment.
The SPARC committee’s three areas of focus include the following:
Business development – including development of online features, exhibits, publications and seminars focused on residential work.
Professional development – including the semi-annual residential design forum and other continuing education opportunities relevant to small offices and to residential designers
Advocacy – both for particular concerns of the small practice within the AIA itself and in support of AIA initiatives within the community, such as zoning and housing policy.
How to get involved
The SPARC committee meets the third Thursday of every month, noon at the office of Deforest Architects (address). Parking is free, bring a lunch! To receive upcoming meeting and event details, subscribe to our email list. AIA members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as other professionals in the design community.
Committee kick-off meeting coming up on March 16th, 5pm at Deforest Architects. Be there for the beginning of this new committee and help make it as relevant and helpful to our constituency as possible!
Contact the Committee Chair(s):[email protected]
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Updates from Small Practice and Residential Committee
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