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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.

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Firms with Innovative Practice Models?

  • 1.  Firms with Innovative Practice Models?

    Posted 02-10-2019 11:27
    Hi Everyone,

    Do you know of a firm or individual with an especially novel or unique practice model?

    The PMKC Leadership Group is seeking to source speakers for future events, and is looking to the greater community for input and ideas. We are especially interested in offices that provide more that just conventional architectural or design services. Architect-Led-Design-Build, Design-Real Estate Development, Design-Fabrication, and Design-Web Development are just some of the models that we have encountered in the past, and we are curious to know what other approaches architects are taking.

    The Leadership Group's long-term goal is to expose the greater community to a multiplicity of creative and thoughtful practices throughout the U.S. We welcome your thoughts and opinions.

    Please feel free to contact me offline at or post to the discussion thread. Thanks in advance for your input.


    Matthew Shoor AIA
    Senior Project Architect
    Epstein Global
    Woodside NY

  • 2.  RE: Firms with Innovative Practice Models?

    Posted 02-11-2019 19:38
    The best way is to reach out to the other AIA Knowledge Communities - the Project Delivery KC would be a good one to start a cross-talk conversation.  There is also the EntreArchitect community on Facebook - it's a private FB page that you have to request to join, but the various types of small firms and what types of practice they have, are trying to start up or sustain, is very informative.
    Just a starting point for a larger, richer conversation.
    Best, Ed

    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC