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The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition Now Available

      Substantially Updated Edition Covers All Aspects of Architectural Practice

      Contact: Matt Tinder

      For immediate release:
      Washington, D.C. – December 11, 2013 –
      Authored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice is an indispensable resource for anyone practicing architecture. The book covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. The new edition has significantly revised content to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice.

      The 15th edition of this indispensable guide features nearly two-thirds new content and covers all aspects of contemporary practice, including updated material on:

      • Small firm practice and project delivery methods such as IPD and architect-led design build

      • Career development and licensure for emerging professionals and state-mandated continuing education for established architects

      • Business management topics such as organizational development, marketing, finance, and human resources

      • Research as an integrated aspect of architectural practice, featuring such topics as evidence-based design and research in a small firm context

      The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice has offered architecture firms the latest guidance on trends affecting the business since 1920. To purchase, visit the AIAStore website.

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      Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well being.  Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit


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