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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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Advancing the Practice of Architecture

Mission: The Practice Management Knowledge Community’s mission is to discover, generate, organize, and share insights, resources, and tools that enable architects to practice more effectively.

Vision: To serve as the essential resource for advancing the practice of architecture.

Jason Pierce, AIA  | HOK | St. Louis

A. Lira Luis, AIA | Atelier Lira Luis, LLC | Chicago

David Richards, AIA | Rossetti | Detroit

Eric Anderson, AIA | Smartegies, LLC | Atlanta

Past Chair
Rena Klein, FAIA  | RM Klein Consulting | Seattle

Recent Shared Files

  • Posted in: Practice Management

    November 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 Join...

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Latest Discussions

  • AIA Kinetic Now Available! AIAKinetic is an initiative of the AIA Small Firm Round table that empowers the successful practice of architecture. It is primer for young architects and a resource...

  • 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...

  • 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 to...

Upcoming Events


  • GROW Early Bird Discount Extended!

    Through the end of October, get the Early Bird Discount for the 2015 GROW Symposium in New York City.

  • 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

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