Sunday, June 4, 2023

AIA Connecticut


Business Foundations Certificate Course

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AIA Connecticut Continuing Education Course in conjunction with AIAU

All architects require at least some knowledge about running a business.  The courses in this Business Foundations certificate program are designed to help practicing architects develop knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage a business.

Ticket Pricing
Individual Course for Members: $30.00 each
Series Ticket for Members: $99.00 each
Individual Course for Non-Members: $65.00 each
Course Sponsorship (see below): $750

Anyone completing all courses in the Business Foundations series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available upon request at the end of each course.

Click on each course below for more information and to register.

Business of Architecture: Finance and Risk Management for Architects (CLOSED)

May 25 | 3pm
1.5 LU

Learn the key principals of risk management and financial planning and how they apply in running architectural business.

Disruptive Small Firm Practices: Innovative Models for Expanding Services

May 31 | 3pm
1 LU

Explore innovative ideas for expanding a small firm's services beyond the traditional scope of services.

Copy Catting: Intellectual Property Principles and Rights

June 7 | 3pm

Refresh, re-frame, or refocus your knowledge of intellectual property law in relation to the architecture profession.

Profit... then Art: 12 Steps to Building a Successful Small Firm

June 14 | 3pm
1 LU

Learn the necessary steps essential for an architect to be a successful business owner, create profit and allow for more artistry.

Business Strategy

June 21 | 3pm
1.5 LU

Experts in the business of architecture offer insightful analysis on the state of the profession as well as the fundamentals and entrepreneurial possibilities of a solid business strategy.

Business Strategy, Continued

June 28 | 3pm
1.5 LU

A panel of experts examines how architects can create new revenue by expanding practice and embracing new business models.


A More Productive and Fun Approach to Business Development

July 12 | 3pm
1 LU

Learn how to create a more effective business development strategy that leads to more rewarding client relationships and better projects! Three panelists share advice on key business development topics.

Setting Fees

July 18 | 3pm
1 LU

Concepts of risk and mitigation, and three methods of fee building.


Become a Course Sponsor!   $750.00
  • Receive one ticket to the series
  • Ability to show a 15 second commercial prior to the start of each session
  • Opportunity to speak at two of the session introductions
  • Recognized as a sponsor on the course presentation and in Welcome
  • Logo on all marketing and promotional materials
  • One Communique sponsorship ad during 2023

AIA Connecticut’s Refund and Cancellation Policy for Virtual Programming:
Please notify the AIA Connecticut Staff Coordinator for cancellations or substitutions.  Refunds are only available 72 hours in advance of the event for the individual course tickets.  Series Ticket is Non-refundable.