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SARA NY - ARE 5.0 Study Group Meeting on Project Management

  • MJM+A Architects 14 East 38th Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10016 (map)


Presentation by:
Jenna Wandishin, Associate AIA

Jenna Wandishin, Associate AIA, is a project manager at Matiz Architecture & Design, designing for higher education clients, non-profit organizations, and single-family residences. Jenna was an inaugural leader in the 2017 AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program and continues her involvement as a co-advisor of the 2018 program; she helps the new cohort engage with agencies, officials, and community organizations throughout New York City. She volunteers at the Center for Architecture for ARE Bootcamps and Workshops and Family Day activities, and is also a new mentor in the iMentor program. Jenna earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Business Administration minor from Temple University.


Project Management (PjM) focuses on the management of architectural projects, including organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in quality control, project team configuration, and project scheduling.

PjM includes sections on the following content areas:

  • Resource Management

    • Determine criteria required to assemble team

    • Assess criteria required to allocate and manage project resources

    Project Work Planning

    • Develop and maintain project work plan

    • Determine criteria required to develop and maintain project schedule

    • Determine appropriate communication to project team—owner, contractor, consultants and internal staff

  • Contracts

    • Evaluate and verify adherence to owner/architect agreement

    • Interpret key elements of, and verify adherence to architect/consultant agreement

    • Interpret key elements of the owner/contractor agreement

    • Interpret key elements of the owner/consultant agreement to integrate the consultant’s work into the project

  • Project Execution

    • Evaluate compliance with construction budget

    • Evaluate and address changes in scope of work and scope creep

    • Evaluate project documentation to ensure it supports the specified delivery method

    • Identify and conform with the requirements set forth by authorities having jurisdiction in order to obtain approvals for the project

  • Project Quality Control

    • Apply procedures required for adherence to laws and regulations relating to the project

    • Identify steps in maintaining project quality control, and reducing risks and liabilities

    • Perform quality control reviews of project documentation throughout life of project

    • Evaluate management of the design process to maintain integrity of design objectives

You can find more details, sample questions, and suggested references in our ARE 5.0 Handbook and prep series video.

Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free for SARA members.

If you'd like to join SARA as an associate member ($100 annual membership fee), please sign up here:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jessica Fleischer at

We look forward to seeing you at the study group meeting!

Please note the new location:
MJM+A Architects
14 East 38th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Later Event: May 14
Monthly Board Meeting