Wednesday, June 14 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
This virtual panel event will discuss the viability of creating a Small Firms Collective, the purpose of which would be twofold. One purpose being to share resources, operational consultants, services, etc. The other purpose being to create temporary or permanent joint ventures to procure projects. The panel will be virtual and will also include a small firm architect, an operations consultant, a representative of a group of small general contractors that are doing a similar thing in California, and an attorney that specializing in representing architects.
- To explore the viability of creating a Small Firms Collective for dual purposes. One purpose being to share resources, operational consultants, services, etc. The other purpose being to create temporary or permanent joint ventures to procure projects.
- To investigate the challenges and opportunities of sharing resources amongst numerous small firms.
- To analyze the benefits of collaborating on the procurement of new projects, as well their ultimate execution.
- To provide a vision of what a small firms collective could achieve regionally and nationally.
Jonathan Kuhn, AIA — principal of Jonathan Kuhn Architect located in Washington DC.
Jonathan C. Shoemaker — member of law firm Lee Shoemaker located in Washington DC and Virginia.
Eileen Vitelli — owner of Plumbline Operations located in Washington DC.
Rick Schneider, FAIA — principal of iStudio, located in Washington DC.
Elizabeth Emerson, AIA — principal of EL Studio located in Washington DC and New York City.
AIA|DC Small Firm Exchange
AIA|DC Advocacy Committee