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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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Knowledge Communities

This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Regional and Urban Design community on AIA KnowledgeNet. The...

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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

  • A. Lira V. Luis AIA

    Infographic summary of Social Media in A&D presentation by Lira Luis and Anne Scarlett at NeoCon

    Practice Management

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Upcoming Events

  1. LEAN Applications in Healthcare Design and Construction

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    United States


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.

Practice Management Digest 2015 Issues

We just released the first newsletter of the year! View the Q1 Spring 2015 Practice Management Digest Issue.

PMKC Leaders @2013 KLA

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

Latest Discussions

  • Evelyn M. Lee AIA

    Scholarships to attend the pre-Convention Mini MBA...

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    The Young Architects Forum has received two grants from the College of Fellows and the Large Firm Roundtable to provide 10 scholarships for emerging professionals to attend the pre-convention Mini MBA...

  • Walter J. Hainsfurther FAIA

    RE: Projects without Specs

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    I think Donald makes some very good points. If Specs are important, and I think we realize they are, then why won't Owners pay for them? We need to educate them as to the value a specification provides...

  • Geok Ser Lee Intl. Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

    RE: Projects without specs

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    If your client proposes to do without the specs, they have mostly probably misjudged the causes of the high bids. The key word here is uncertainty. High bid can be a consequence of many variables in...

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