AIA Nevada Fellows and SFx Event

The Business of Architecture: Staffing, Retention & Recruitment

left to right: Mark Johnson, AIA; Anne Johnson, AIA; Greg Erny, FAIA; Angela Bigotti, AIA

Last month, AIA Nevada hosted the Fellows Forum (in conjunction with SFx) to discuss an important topic today - Staffing, Retention & Recruitment. The panel included long-time AIA members Mark Johnson of H+K Architects, Anne Johnson of Sparkflight Studios, and Angela Bigotti of Van Wert Bigotti Architects, as well as AIA Fellow Greg Erny of architects + LLC. 

Key takeaways from the discussion included:
  • The challenge of recruiting and growing young talent from novice to competent practitioner.
  • How to engage and grow with emerging professionals in the office and still maintain an efficient practice.
  • A representative from Truckee Meadows Community College joined in the discussion, and shared how they are the first community college in the nation to offer an associate degree in architecture.
  • Retention centered around culture: 
    • positive work environment
    • being flexible with staff 
    • professional responsibility for all staff (trust)
  • An approach to lack of new hires was to have smaller firms work together.
Thank you to the generous sponsors

American Insurance -

Additional photos from the event below


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