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Thursday, 29 January 2009, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
FACING U.K. ARCHITECTS IN THE U.S.
Fletcher Priest Architects
Middlesex House, 34/42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JE
Jonathan Wimpenny and Cynthia Fischer will speak about the opportunities available
and the practical issues facing UK architects who wish to practice or participate on
projects in the U.S. Their comments will be relevant to individuals and firms of all sizes
and experience, whether you are starting out, a sole practitioner or a principal in a larger
Jonathan Wimpenny is a sole practitioner who will speak of his experience as a U.K.
architect who has transferred his practice to the U.S. He will discuss topics such as
establishing a practice, licensing, business development, project team building, client
relationships and expectations, and the roles of the AIA and RIBA–USA.
Cynthia Fischer will discuss issues of particular interest to foreign professionals,
including State licensing requirements, visas, the multiplicity and diversity of State laws
regulating entities providing professional services, putting together a U.S. team, client
expectations, and concerns such as insurance, litigation, and basic tax issues from a
U.S. point of view.
Jonathan B. Wimpenny, DipAA, RIBA, AIA, is a U.K. architect who
transferred to the U.S. in 1986. He is licensed and practices in
New York. He has been Chairman of the RIBA-USA New York
Chapter since 1998 and serves on the International Committee of
the AIA (New York Chapter).
Cynthia Fischer Esq. is an attorney practicing in New York with a
specialization in counseling architects, both international firms and
individuals, who are establishing a practice in the U.S. She is an
allied member of the AIA, affiliate member of RIBA and Secretary of
RIBA-USA. She also serves on the International Committee the
AIA (New York Chapter).
ATTENDANCE WILL CONSTITUTE ONE HOUR OF CPD CREDIT
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