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AIA: Best Kept Secrets for Successful Firms


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What is keeping you up at night as a leader in architecture?

Share your stories and learn from peers about the most pressing topics: firm leadership development, business innovation, workplace culture, and finding a firm that fits your needs.

Join the AIA Center for Practice and like-minded AIA Colorado colleagues for a discussion of the future of architecture practice.

The AIA Center for Practice has recently held these roundtables for architecture professionals across the country, including in Las Vegas and Detroit. Now, they are interested in learning from leaders in Colorado.

By the end of this interactive discussion, you’ll leave with new information, new ideas and new connections to advance your practice.

Audience: Our aim is for a diversity of perspectives from all members–senior and mid-career firm principals, as well as emerging leaders interested in starting your own practice and/or advancing within your current firm.



  • 5:30 – Arrive and mingle

  • 5:50 – Introduction to the AIA Center for Practice

  • 6:00 – 7:15 – Roundtable discussions, participants rotate among tables to topics of interest

  • 7:25 – Closing remarks

To help you prepare for a rich conversation, here are some of the topics that will be discussed:

Leadership development

  • How do you find and keep talent? What keeps you at a firm?

  • How do you identify and embrace upcoming talent?

  • Emerging Professionals: what are you looking for from a firm in terms of supporting your professional growth?

  • What qualities of leadership are most-needed in your firm?

Firm Issues:

  • Do you have a transition plan to replace top-firm leadership/ownership

  • How do you recognize or reward performance?

  • What issue looms largest on your horizon?


(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm America/Denver


AIA Colorado

303 E 17th Ave #110, Denver, CO 80203


Free for members



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