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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.

David Richards, AIA | Rossetti | Detroit

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

Eric Anderson, AIA | Smartegies, LLC | Atlanta

Seth Anderson, AIA | Ascent Architecture & Interiors | Bend, OR

Matthew Shoor, AIA | Dattner Architects | New York, NY

Past Chair
Jason Pierce, AIA  | HOK | St. Louis

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