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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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Upcoming Events

  1. 2014 AIA New York Practice Committee Symposium

    Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    New York, NY, United States

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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 Luis, AIA

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

    Practice Management

    (View original Infographic here . Click on image below to enlarge view.) Source: via Lira on Pinterest

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

  • Mr. Thomas Bank II, AIA

    RE: Practice Continuation Agreements

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    It's a question I've thought of, but have not made any move on. Definitely something to consider and I'm interested to see the responses to Brian's question.

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    RE: Time tracking and reporting

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Although my firm is smaller, I have easily used QuickBooks Pro for up to 6 employees for the items you mention. It is much less error prone to use it for invoices and payments than anything by hand....

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    RE: Time tracking and reporting

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Items 2 & 3 are accounting functions. I don't know if you will find a time and billing software package with those functions that is not an accounting software. My firm was the same size and I struggled...

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