Practicing ArchitectureBest Practices
What Are the AIA Best Practices?
AIA Best Practices represent the collective wisdom of AIA members and related professionals. As a group, they are:
- A compendium of relevant knowledge gained from experience
- Immediately applicable to a task at hand
- Distilled to their essentials
- Usable information
- Linked to related resources
- Kept relevant and up-to-date by inviting feedback from practicing professionals
What Knowledge Is Included?
The scope of knowledge and information that can be included in AIA Best Practices is unlimited. The collective knowledge of AIA and allied members is a realm that is constantly expanding.
Part 1 – The Profession
Part 2 – Firm Management
Part 3 – Project Delivery
Part 4 – Contracts and Agreements
- The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice
- AIArchitect articles
- Articles from Practice Management Digest and other eNewsletters of the AIA knowledge communities
- Seminar materials
- AIA continuing education and online learning programs
- AIA convention workshop presentations
- Case studies and articles sponsored by AIA knowledge communities
Knowledge for Your Professional Organization
How Can I Share My Knowledge?
What Is an AIA Best Practice and How Do I Submit One? [20.04.02; 2015]
Contributions to AIA Best Practices are welcome at any time and in any form. Completed articles are preferred, but ideas and knowledge are most important. If the topic is worthwhile, we will work with you to develop even the barest outline of an idea. Suggestions for topics are also welcome.
We strongly encourage submissions by practicing professionals, allied professionals, strategic partners, and industry consultants. To encourage contributions, there are no submission forms and no submission deadlines. The only criteria are that articles consist of knowledge gained from experience, immediately applicable to a task at hand.
If you have developed a practice you would like to share with your colleagues or have encountered a situation in which the knowledge of others would be of value to you, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Practices – retired (as of 2011, archived for reference)