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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

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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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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