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About Practice Management

The Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) identifies and develops information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment.  The PMKC initiates programs, provides content and serves as a resource to other knowledge communities, and acts as experts on AIA Institute programs and policies that pertain to a wide variety of business practices and trends.

The PMKC focuses on: Business practices and trends; Human resources management; Integrated practice and delivery methods; Knowledge / Innovation management; Marketing and business development; Leadership development; Financial management; Global practices; Operations management; Ownership transitions; Project management; Quality management; Risk management; Strategic alliances; Strategic planning; Student and emerging professional development.

The PMKC is also dedicated to developing new, more effective means of discovering, gathering, organizing and disseminating practice management knowledge among architects and their strategic partners.

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Upcoming Events

  1. PMKC at the AIA Convention including the PM Lunch

    Wednesday, June 25 - Saturday, June 28, 2014
    Chicago, IL, United States

Trends in the Profession: Positioning Architects for the Future


Recent Shared Files

Ms. Isabella Rosse

Please click the links below to download the 2014 issues of the Practice Management Digest Looking...

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PM is an active member of the Center for Integrated Practice. Find more resources related to integrated project delivery, collaboration, and technology at our CIP website.

Latest Blogs

  • Evelyn Lee, AIA

    Looking for ERP or PSA Software Options

    Practice Management

    Hello, I am currently looking for either a ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or PSA (Professional Service Automation) software or the like. i.e.... Deltek I support a 30 person firm and we require...


2014 a/e ProNet Scholarship Now Open

Two students who best demonstrate strong interest in practice management will receive a $5,000 award. Deadline to submit is May 16, 2014.

PMKC Leaders @2013 KLA

Left to Right: David Barkin, AIA; Rena Klein, FAIA; Jason Pearce, AIA; Scott Kuehn, AIA and Donald Simpson, AIA

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Latest Discussions

  • Michael Strogoff, FAIA

    Associate Principal Firm Model

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Bradley, I have discussed transition plans with many firms across the country and there tends to be three overlapping considerations: ownership, governance and leadership. You have great latitude...

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    RE:Requests for re-printing of CD's for third p...

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Frederick, While you certainly have the right to say what you say here and is indeed very good information I find it chilling to the entire purpose and discussion of this knowledge net. Do you...

  • Frederick Butters Esq., FAIA, Esq

    RE:Requests for re-printing of CD's for third p...

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    I don't mean to be sarcastic, but have met a whole of Architects and I haven't yet met one who doesn't bristle at the thought of non-Architects practicing law. Why the do so may seem to believe it...

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