The AIA Dallas Small Firm Roundtable focuses on the needs of small firms. It seeks to integrate the existing benefits and services offered by the AIA with small firms in the Dallas area. Our goals are to further their special and unique needs and act as a central body to facilitate growth, understanding, and knowledge.


Join us for an interesting presentation and conversation about design with talented individuals working on very interesting projects.  A common thread among the panelists: they have all worked with and been mentored by architects whose work we have long admired.


  • Bang Dang, Partner, Far + Dang
  • Rizi Faruqui, AIA, Partner, Far + Dang
  • Thad Reeves, AIA, Principal, A Gruppo Architects
    Mr. Reeves received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1997. During this time, he studied in Spain and traveled extensively in Europe. His interest in historic European architecture’s influence on contemporary design has led him on numerous architectural pilgrimages throughout Western and Central Europe, Australia, and the United States.  Upon graduation, Thad worked for RTKL Associates in Dallas, where he worked on both local and International award winning projects. After a short time he had the opportunity to participate in the legacy of Oglesby Greene Architects where he honed his skills on well-crafted, smaller scale projects.  In 2003, Thad helped form the offices of Thomas Krahenbuhl and Truett Roberts Architects where, as a senior associate, he continued to work on commercial and residential projects at all phases of the design process.  Thad co-founded IPB LLC in 2005 as a way to purchase and develop projects. He undertook the restoration of an historic 1920’s residential complex where he acted as developer, designer and contractor.  In 2005, Thad began teaching at the University of Texas in Arlington and co-founded A.GRUPPO Architects. He is a registered architect in the state of Texas and is the recipient of the McDermott traveling fellowship.
  • Scott Marek, AIA, Principal, Marek Architecture
    ​Scott Marek is the principal architect of Marek Architecture and a registered architect in Texas. He received a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University with an emphasis on regional design and sustainability. In the summer of 2000, he received a fellowship to attend the Rural Studio Outreach Program in Newbern, Alabama.  Upon moving to Dallas, Scott designed and developed commercial, industrial, and high-rise residential projects at Corgan Associates and Gromatzky Dupree and Associates. Prior to starting his own practice, Scott worked as a lead architect for Texas modernist Frank Welch, where he designed recreational, ecclesiastical, and high-end residential projects, further developing his attention to craft, detail, and regional responses to architectural design.


Please register to be included in the head count for lunch.