Creating a Small Firms Collective

  • Date

    Wednesday, June 14 2023

  • Time

    6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Location

    Virtual

This moderated, panel event will discuss 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. 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 Chief of Staff of the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.


Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Panelists:

Jonathan Kuhn, AIA — principal of Jonathan Kuhn Architect located in Washington DC.



Eileen Vitelli — owner of Plumbline Operations located in Washington DC.

Bobby Dorsey — Chief of Staff, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

Brian Pavlick — President, CBUSA

 

Moderators:

Rick Schneider, FAIA — principal of iStudio, located in Washington DC.


Organized by:

AIA|DC Small Firm Exchange

AIA|DC Advocacy Committee


Sponsored by:

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