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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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Leadership Group

Washington, DC: Contract Docs Training

Title: Guide to Using AIA Contract Documents and Software.   In-Person!

Description: Don't miss this opportunity to attend an interactive session on the latest version of AIA Contract Documents and Software!  During this course, you will learn the importance of having written contracts in place, and the potential dangers in operating without them; explore the contractual relationship between the various construction parties and how contracts define the responsibility, authority, and expectations of each; and become familiar with the key features of commonly-used AIA contract documents.

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015

Duration: 9:30am-5:00pm

Eligible for 6.5 AIA/CES LU Hours

Location: AIA National Headquarters Office in Washington, DC; 1735 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC

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Michael A. Webber

Financial Performance, Project Management, and Business Development survey results for FY 2014. Use...

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Society for Design Administration EDSymposium15

    Thursday, October 8 - Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Golden, CO, United States
  2. PMKC Fall Symposium: Save the Date!

    Sunday, November 8, 2015, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    New York City, NY, United States


Generate more income with Supplemental Architectural Services

Each supplemental architectural service in this series includes bullet points on knowledge and skills, why clients need the deliverables, associated tasks, and the AIA Contract Document that can be used in conjunction with the service.

Download Chapters of the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

For the first time and exclusively for AIA members: Get the chapters of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th ed. Select chapters of your choice are sold individually and accessed electronically.

PMKC Seeking Additional Leaders

Candidates for the Leadership Group should have demonstrated leadership in Practice Management and be willing and able to work with the LG in delivering content to the 14,000 members of the PMKC.

AIA Best Practices Updated

The AIA Best Practices have been rearranged by topic to correspond with the 15th edition of the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice.

PMKC Leaders @ 2015 KLA

Left to Right: Rena Klein, FAIA, Lira Luis, AIA, Jason Pierce, AIA, Dave Richards, AIA and Eric Anderson, AIA

Latest Discussions

  • Brian J. Frickie AIA

    AIA KINETIC is on the APP Store and GooglePlay!

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    AIA Kinetic Now Available! AIAKinetic is an initiative of the AIA Small Firm Round table that...

  • Michael A. Webber

    2015 Deltek A/E Industry Financial Performance ...

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Again this year, Deltek's survey had the highest number of respondents among all similar A/E industry surveys. A copy of the Final Report is attached. While there are minor improvements pretty...

  • Joe J. Payyapilly AIA

    RE: Tax on architectural services?

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Hi Yamiko, Van Gilbert has responded with excellent advice and consistent with my understanding except for just one point. To help you understand more I can suggest that the only thing you need...

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