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June 4, 2018
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AIA Philadelphia Emerging Professionals Win National 2018 Architecture Business Plan Competition

By JAMB Collective

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Emily Hall, VP of Marketing, Charrette Venture Group

Cell: 401.580.3822

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://charrettevg.com

JAMB COLLECTIVE WINS CHARRETTE VENTURE GROUP’S

2018 ARCHITECTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

The JAMB Collective business plan creates opportunity for small firms to

“stay small, act big, and do good.”

CLIVE, IA - June 4, 2018: Charrette Venture Group has announced the winner of its fourth Architecture Business Plan Competition. This unique contest recognizes small architecture firms that have invested time and resources in effective planning for their business. Four jurors selected the winner from sixteen registrants who submitted business plans. As the winner, JAMB Collective will receive up to $5,000 in cash and prizes including travel and lodging for at least one member of their team to be in New York City during the 2018 AIA National Conference on Architecture.

The JAMB Collective model is a decentralized membership network of small firm architects and resource providers. For a monthly fee, each JAMB member firm will have access to shared administrative and professional services, while also giving access to a national database of other member firms’ qualifications and portfolios. This shared resource model provides opportunity for collaboration on larger, national projects that would otherwise be difficult for a small firm to pursue. A portion of membership dues will go towards social impact ventures in the form of underwriting pro-bono work, project grants, sponsorships, etc.

“At its core, JAMB exists to develop successful collaborative networks while providing a substantial revenue for undertaking social impact initiatives. We connect, support, and open new doors, giving small firms a chance to stay small, act big, and do good” notes JAMB Team lead Christian N. Jordan, AIA. For a "Q and A" with Mr. Jordan, visit: https://www.charrettevg.com/charrette-venture-group/2018/5/25/announcing....

JAMB was created as the brainchild of six strangers working in the architectural space, who were brought together by the American Institute of Architect’s Practice Innovation Lab in October 2017. This think tank/summit challenged teams to explore and cultivate innovative business models for the future practice of architecture. Founding JAMB Collective members include Christian N. Jordan, AIA; Jared Edgar McKnight, Assoc AIA (both Philadelphia, PA); Katie Miller Johnson, AIA, LEED AP (Detroit, MI); Abigail R. Brown, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Washington, D.C.); Michael Anglin, AIA, LEED AP (Tucson, AZ); and Desmond Johnson, AIA (Atlanta, GA).

“Jurors applauded this plan for its big-picture thinking and potential to change the game for small firm architects” says CVG C.E.O. Todd Reding. “This type of grassroots innovation demonstrates the entrepreneurial potential that we love to work with. CVG is about helping ambitious small architecture firms become strong businesses.”

For more information about JAMB Collective, contact Christian Jordan at [email protected]. For more information about Charrette Venture Group, contact Emily Hall at 401-580-3822 or [email protected].

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JAMB Collective exists to develop successful collaborative networks while providing a substantial revenue for undertaking social impact initiatives. We connect, support, and open new doors, giving small firms a chance to stay small, act big, and do good. For more information, visit https://www.jambcollective.com.

Charrette Venture Group (CVG) invests in small-to-mid-sized architecture firms. In return for a percentage of quarterly revenue, CVG consults in the areas of marketing, finance, operations, organizational structure, leadership, and HR to firms dedicated to growth in the architectural industry. CVG is incorporated in Des Moines, Iowa with a team experts working across the world on a virtual platform. For more information, visit www.CharretteVG.com.

Attached: JAMB Collective team photo (photo courtesy of JAMB Collective) "Founding JAMBers. Left to Right: Desmond Johnson, AIA NCARB NOMA; Christian N. Jordan, AIA; Katie Miller Johnson, AIA, LEED AP; Abigail R. Brown, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Michael Anglin, AIA, LEED AP; Jared Edgar McKnight, Assoc AIA"

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