Practice Management

Practice Management is where you'll gain experience running an architecture firm—including the ins and outs of managing a business, marketing your firm, securing projects, working with clients, and sustaining a positive and professional work environment.

Required hours: 160

Upon completing the AXP, you should be able to competently perform the following tasks:

  • Adhere to ethical standards and codes of professional conduct 
  • Develop professional and leadership skills within firm 
  • Comply with laws and regulations governing the practice of architecture
  • Prepare proposals for services in response to client requirements
  • Prepare final procurement and contract documents
  • Participate in community activities that may provide opportunities or design of facilities that reflect community needs
  • Understand implications of project delivery technologies
  • Develop procedures for responding to contractor requests (Requests for Information) 
  • Participate in professional development activities that offer exchanges with other design professionals
  • Prepare marketing documents that accurately communicate firm’s experience and capabilities
  • Understand implications of policies and procedures to ensure supervision of design work by architect in responsible charge/control
  • Establish procedures for documenting project decisions
  • Maintain positive work environment within firm that facilitates cooperation, teamwork, and staff morale
  • Develop procedures for responding to changes in project scope
  • Develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with clients
  • Establish procedures to process documentation during contract administration

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AXP Guidelines
Updated June 2016! The AXP Guidelines is essential reading for licensure candidates, supervisors, and mentors participating in the AXP.