About Project Delivery

The AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community (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).

Our Goals

  • Educate – Provide educational content to members, re: attributes, advantages, business considerations, and performance risks of different delivery options, through generation and dissemination of knowledge, case study examples and providing timely practice tools.
  • Advocate – Promotion of architect’s role in all forms of alternative project delivery to include alliances with collateral organizations, e.g. COAA, CURT, DBIA, LCI, for joint presentations, industry advocacy, etc.

Our Vision

The Project Delivery Knowledge Community promotes the architect’s leadership role in all forms of project delivery in the following ways:

  • Provide website knowledge repository of industry articles, white papers, best practices, lessons learned, legislative updates, and interactive dialogue among PDKC members
  • Present education content through on-line training, webinars, conference presentations, and links to latest industry data
  • Promote the architect’s distinct talents to best lead the design team in any type project delivery
  • Interact with other industry advocacy groups to represent the architect’s interests
  • Collaboration with allied professionals to develop integrated practices that maximize value through the use of technology and innovation

Our Mission

The Project Delivery Knowledge Community supports the sharing of knowledge with AIA members, allied professions, academia, and owners regarding all forms of project delivery.

The AIA Postion Statement

Read the AIA Position Statement on Project Delivery.