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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
Leadership Group

3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice


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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
  2. PMKC Events at the AIA Convention

    Thursday, May 14 - Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Atlanta, GA, 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 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

  • Anne Sciarrone AIA

    Project Management Software

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    I am currently looking at Project Management software that will talk to Quickbooks and preferably Quickbooks Online. I am wondering what other small firms are using. I've looked into Praesto by Basebuilders,...

  • Michael A. Webber

    RE: accrued vacation

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    I know I am late to this discussion, but ... I have long been in favor of people taking vacations. They are good for you -- and for the firm. You come back rested, refreshed, and more focused. For...

  • Klaus M. Steinke

    RE: AIA Convention

    Posted in: Practice Management Member ...

    There's science, and then there's adjusted science. Turns out that temperatures have not been rising according to the man-made Global Warming model, so the eminent and trusted scientists have "helped"...

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