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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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Mission and Vision Statement
Advisory Group

3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice


Recent Shared Files

A. Lira V. Luis AIA

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is a disruptive innovation that could potentially create new...

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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

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

Upcoming Events

  1. 2015 a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship

    Thursday, April 2, 2015
    United States


Practice Management Digest 2014 Issues

View the Spring and Summer 2014 Practice Management Digest Issues.

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

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    RE: Design Competitions?

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Yes Yes Yes Yes The majority of my 'non-compensated' competition entries had the prospect of publication and a paid Commission (8+- over my career). Early in my career, I did 3 theoretical...

  • Keith E Youngquist AIA

    RE: Design Competitions?

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    1.No 2.Yes- Have been shortlisted to final firms on multiple occasions only to see project going to competing firm and design ideas blatantly ripped off. 3.No 4.Yes We do not enter design...

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    RE: Design Competitions?

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    Yes Yes Yes No The devil is in the details, particularly whether the competition is an effort by a public entity to start a project or an effort by a private developer to get free work.

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