AIA Connecticut Committees

Professional Practice Roundtable

The roundtable addresses practice issues and shares information between practitioners in a roundtable format. Outside experts often lead the roundtables.

Indemnity Agreements: Big Problems for Architects

Connecticut Construction Guidelines

Former Presidents’ Forum Deliberates on Topic of Professional Ethics

The AIA Trust: For Every Risk You Take
AIA Trust

accessArchitecture is free to AIA Connecticut members. Please call AIA Connecticut for details.

All AIA Connecticut members are invited to attend. Meetings are held at the offices of AIA Connecticut on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted and will earn 1 CE hour per roundtable discussion regardless of length of the presentation, as these are informal programs. See Calendar  for dates. (Schedule information subject to change.)

2018 Committee Chairs:
Leonardo Rodriguez-Coss, AIA
William Silver, AIA

2018 Meeting Schedule:

January 31
MYOB: Market Your Own Business with Darlene Susco, archeIntent

Darlene Susco will lead a discussion for firms without a dedicated marketing staff on identifying the type of business you want to attract, having a differentiating message and consistent visual presentation across all marketing efforts, and the effectiveness of social media.

March 21
How the Business of Architecture Should be Practiced:  The Emerging Professionals’ Point of View

A discussion for young and “old,” experienced principals and emerging professionals, on changing trends in the practice of architecture with a focus on the ideas of the newest members of the profession.

May 23
Contract Administration for Emerging Professionals with Leo Rodriguez-Coss, AIA

A special discussion for Emerging Professionals, this roundtable will focus on the processes, challenges and project documentation that mark the construction phase of the project, with emphasis on effective communication and document management during contract administration.

Potential topics include:

  • Addenda, RFI’s and substitutions
  • Supplemental instructions, field reports and meeting minutes
  • Submittal review and approval

September 26
Document Ownership

Fabricators, developers, are requesting documents from architects. This discussion will focus on the challenges of and responses to these requests.

November 28
Staff Management and Development

A discussion of how to motivate employees, including encouraging the management of projects; developing leadership with your firm; and attracting and retaining professional staff.