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Business Acumen for Architects

Development program offerings presented by Penn State Executive Programs, executive education provider within the Smeal College of Business and American Institute of Architects' Continuing Education System.

There is a “Business to Architecture and an Architecture to Business.” Both are constantly evolving. Both apply a specific yet creative kind of design. Both have a direct impact on society. Both involve commerce. Put another way: Change, Planning, People, and Finance are what architecture and business are about. These basic elements require the most of firm leaders and managers as they look to the future for new and innovative ways to lead and to compete.

Penn State Executive Programs, executive education provider within the Smeal College of Business, is  now an approved provider to the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System.


Penn State recognizes the needs of the architect from a business perspective. And we understand the business of architecture. Our teams, our research, our tools, and our techniques enable us to integrate appropriate learn-sharing modules and business studio topics resulting in an experience that is applicable, relevant, and focused. In the end, there is a tangible outcome that brings sustaining value to you, the firm and the profession.

The program is comprised of the following components:

Learn more via Podcast about this development program launching Spring 2014!

Attend our next Information Session: Thursday, February 20, 6-8 pm at AIA Headquarters, Washington DC. Please call 814-865-3435 to be added to the guest list.

To speak with someone about this program, Connect with Us at the link to the left.