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Practice Management Knowledge Community

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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.

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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Advancing the Practice of Architecture

Mission: The Practice Management Knowledge Community’s mission is to discover, generate, organize, and share insights, resources, and tools that enable architects to practice more effectively.

Vision: To serve as the essential resource for advancing the practice of architecture.

2016 Chair
A. Lira Luis, AIA | Atelier Lira Luis, LLC | Chicago

Members
Seth Anderson, AIA | Ascent Architecture & Interiors | Bend, OR
Matthew Shoor, AIA | Dattner Architects | New York, NY
Lawrence Paschall II AIA | Spotted Dog Architecture | Dallas, TX
Muriel Watkins | Cross Creek Strategies, LLC | Potomac, MD 

Past Chair
David Richards, FAIA | Rossetti | Detroit

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Upcoming Events


  • PMKC at A'17

    Wednesday, April 26 - Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Orlando, Florida

Announcements

  • New PM Digest: Ownership Transition

    As the baby boomer generation moves into retirement age, many firm owners are looking to transition out of their role in the firm and into retirement. Here are 7 articles about setting the stage for successful transition can be a long and challenging process.


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