The Small Firms Committee of the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter provides a group source for collecting and sharing knowledge among architects of small firms and mostly residential projects. Monthly meetings include professional presentations and round-table discussions of topics relevant to our business and the unique qualities of working in the Bay Area.
Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month, 8:30 am
San Francisco Design Center, Showplace Building lobby cafe, 2 Henry Adams Street
Visit the Small Firms Committee Yahoo Group.
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Small Firms Committee monthly meeting minutes are available to download in PDF format.
|2015||November||Interpretations and Variances w ZA Scott Sanchez||View|
|2015||October||Hire, Fire, Boom or Bust||View|
|2015||September||Historic Preservation with Tina Tam Senior Planner||View|
|2015||August||Getting Paid: Part 2||View|
|2015||July||CBC Updates with Kirk Means and Rick Halloran of DBI||View|
|2015||June||RDT Update and Getting Paid||View|
|2015||May||Simplifying Planning Submittals||View|
|2015||April||Title 24 Lighting - Kelly Cunningham, UCD Lighting Technology Center||View|
|2015||March||CEQA with ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING DIRECTOR SARAH JONES||View|
|2015||February||BALL PARKING, CONSTRUCTION BUDGETING with Jaimie Stewart of Landmark Builders||View|
|2015||January||PLANNING DEPT. BRAINSTORM and 2015 MEETING TOPICS||View|
|2014||August||New Title 24 codes and LED lighting||View|
|2014||February||Survey results discussion and Top 10 topics for 2014||View|
|2013||October||Linda Herman, Project Management discussion||View|
|2013||June||Firm Succession, CEQA, Constructed Realities||View|
|2013||April||Clients, Constructed Realities, AIASF Home Tours||View|
|2013||March||Advantages of being a sole proprietor, Adding admin staff||View|
|2013||February||Getting information to contractors, Three C's of good drawings||View|
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