November 22, 2019








The Professional Practice Leadership Program is a 10-month leadership program intended to complement the formal education architects currently receive.  The program’s purpose is to improve the level of professional practice within the profession.  Architects must become more informed practitioners to better deal with our current environment.  2PLP graduates will be exposed to key aspects of professional practice in a focused environment taught by talented professionals.    The future practitioners of this profession can take the first steps to becoming more informed by gaining better knowledge in the following areas.

  1. Marketing:  Participants will learn about communication, marketing strategy, and other important marketing aspects.
  2. Contracts:  The intent of this session is to foster understanding of the key components of a typical architectural services contract and its affect on your scope of work and potential liability for problems that can arise.
  3. Ethics:  The session will discuss the moral ethics versus law and ethical issues facing professionals today.
  4. Project Management:  The session focuses on the role of the project manager as scheduler, contract developer, fee negotiator, day-to-day project management, problem solver and the impact each of these have upon the success or failure of a project.
  5. Community Leadership:  The session focuses on the important part architects can play in shaping the community.
  6. Project Delivery Methods: Participants will be exposed to the most current delivery methods and gain an understanding of when and where to use each type.
  7. Cost Estimating:  The participant will learn the key parts of a cost estimate, how to collect construction cost data, and learn to identify problems within a cost estimate.
  8. Quality Control: The focus of the session is to develop and integrate quality control methods
  9. Sustainability: This session focuses on the various ways buildings impact the health of the environment and the people who use them.
  10. Presentation Skills:  The session combines key aspects of previous focus sessions and requires the participants to prepare and present marketing, scheduling, project management and fee materials.


Completed applications are due on Friday, December 13, 2019. All candidates selected on that date will be invited to attend the 2PLP Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the Center for Architecture.


The following dates and focus session presenters are tentative

  1. Marketing – January 24, 2020
  2. Contracts – February 21, 2020
  3. Ethics – March 20, 2020
  4. Project Management – April 17, 2020
  5. Community Leadership – May 15, 2020
  6. Project Delivery Methods- June 19, 2020
  7. Project Budgeting – July 24, 2020
  8. Quality Control – August 21, 2020
  9. Sustainability – September 25, 2020
  10. Presentation – October 23, 2020
  11. Graduation – December 17, 2020


The basis of this program is founded upon the recognized need for additional education as a young professional.  All applicants are to be graduates of a professional degree program and currently working in the profession toward licensure.  Applicants must be enrolled in AXP (via NCARB).  Applicants do not have to be from San Antonio or members of AIA San Antonio.   If multiple individuals apply from the same firm, only two will be considered for participation in the program.

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