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Allied Advantage Breakfast Featured Firm

AIA Orlando hosts a monthly Allied Advantage Breakfast, featuring an Architecture Firm of the Month. These breakfasts allow our Allied Members to learn about various local firms and potentially build future business relationships. It is beneficial for both the Allied Members as well as the presenting Architecture Firms, as this will allow firms to answer the many questions our Allied Members have to better their service to our local firms.

Each month's featured firm will host a small presentation about their company, the markets they focus on and any other items they find appropriate to share about their companies. This will give our Allied Members information on what would be required to be considered as a potential vendor on their various upcoming projects.

Advantages of being a featured architecture firm:

  • Save time and money by scheduling your vendors in one easy and convenient setting

  • Be featured on our website, social media and email announcements in the month of your presentation

  • Show your support to the architectural community by participating and answering any questions our Allied Members may have about your firm

  • Streamline your bidding process by sharing your business practices and requirements

Presentation guidelines: 

Operational philosophy of the firm?

How long has firm been established?

How did it get started? By whom? Where?

What is the firm's operating territory?

What types of structures does the company design?

What are some of the company's notable projects?

Who develops specs, makes contract/bid decisions?

Discuss the bidding process/procedures at the firm:

How do you evaluate/grade vendors, suppliers and contractors?

What red flags do you look for when shopping bids?

What is the process for selecting building products?

Who handles professional development course scheduling?

Who handles calendars, meeting scheduling?

Previous presenting firms include:

OFA Board of Trustees | AIA Orlando Board of Directors | HKS | Baker Barrios | Rhodes + Brito | Stantec | HHCP | RLF | Little Diversified | Architects Design Group | RS&H | BRPH | HuntonBrady Architects | Jacobs | Charlan | Brock | Huitt Zollars | City of Orlando | Fugleberg Koch | Baskervill | Eleven18 | L2 | CT Hsu | AECOM | DLR Group | CBRE Heery | OLC  | Dwell Design Studio | Scott + Cormia | Ponte Health | RS&H |  | SchenkelShultz | C4 Architecture | Francis Cauffman Architects | Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc | Zyscovich and more

Available dates:

January 10th- Meet the Boards

February 14th- Jacobs Architecture

March 13th- DLR Group

April 17th- L2 Studios

May 15th- OPEN

June 12th- OPEN

July 10th- OPEN

August 14th- OPEN

October 9th- OPEN

November 13th- OPEN



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