PD: Call for new leaders!

When:  Jun 16, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Project Delivery

2024 Call for Applications to join the PD Leadership Group


Information and Expectations

The AIA knowledge communities are volunteer member-led special interest groups of the AIA national organization. They help members to connect with others who share the same passions and commitment—and develop projects that advance the profession and the collective work of the AIA.

As an AIA knowledge community, Project Delivery (PDKC) promotes the architect’s leadership role in all project delivery methods by assembling and distributing knowledge and best practices for a variety of project delivery methods, e.g. design-build (DB), integrated project deliveries (IPD), and public-private partnerships (P3). PDKC has recently focused on providing more resources and discussion on VDC, and how this is transforming the practice of architecture. 

We are currently seeking statements of qualifications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Advisory Group (AG). We have at least one (1) open position that would begin in January 2024 and end December 2028.


Characteristics of successful candidates

Members should have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the profession’s knowledge of collaborative project delivery best practices. All candidates should be able to serve the KC as Chair, demonstrating the experience and leadership skills needed to establish and execute strategic initiatives on behalf of the KC and its membership.  Participation in the PDKC leadership is an excellent opportunity to grow networks within the AIA, as the PDKC participates with other knowledge committees on monthly calls that support collaboration among the knowledge committees.


Major PD initiatives include:

  • PD Symposium - Our 2023 virtual symposium focused on strategies for driving improved project outcomes, fairly allocating risk, and employing software to close the gap between design, fabrication, and construction.  

  • Educational content: PDKC seeks to develop content that will support the mission; the content may be displayed via AIAU or; live in-person presentations; or webinars.

  • Articles and resources: the PDKC reviews/juries, develops, expands and maintains the collected resources that are available to AIA members on the PDKC website;

  • AIA Conference on Architecture: the PDKC develops and presents a session focused on project delivery, and meets to develop our strategic plan for the coming year.


Specific expectations

  • 1 hour/month: Participate in one-hour monthly conference call

  • 2-10 hours/month (varies): Champion one of the primary initiatives and programs (and any associated project conference calls)

  • Conferences: 

    • Strong priority: Attend annual three-day AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, usually in July. If in-person, may be partially reimbursed. May be virtual or in-person in 2024.

      • What is this? KLA provides an opportunity for knowledge community leaders, the Board Knowledge Committee, and AIA staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions. This is the most critical meeting to attend.

    • Priority: Attend the annual Project Delivery Symposium, usually virtual and in March. Virtual in 2024, may return to in-person in the future. 

    • Preferred: Attend, if possible, AIA Conference on Architecture in the spring. Usually not reimbursed. In-person in Washington, DC in 2024.


Qualifications statements

  • Letter of Interest including a vision of what would you like to accomplish during your appointment

  • Resume with:

    • Professional accomplishments including contribution to, and attendance at KC events, subcommittee work, etc.

    • Skills include curriculum vitae outlining design experience, awards, publications, speaking events, knowledge sharing; what are the particular skills that you would bring to the committee that complement the existing leadership?

  • Letter of Commitment from a leader in your firm that demonstrates your firm’s commitment to supporting your involvement.


The American Institute of Architects actively promotes a diverse profession, including race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation. PD strives to be an inclusive Knowledge Community representing diversity of thought, geographic diversity, and traditional and non-traditional practice, as well as providing opportunities for seasoned professionals, associate members and young architects.


Please submit the above information via the following link, once available. The submission form will open on May 15. Applications are due by June 16 at 5pm ET



Questions? Contact Emma Tucker at emmatucker@aia.org.