Architecture Practices in the AEC sector face challenges when managing Building Design processes in the firms. As a result, the relationship with stakeholders and the business performance are impacted. Considering that Architecture firms are project-oriented, seeking to improve the Design Process for which the Project Management field provides the methods, tools and techniques.
The purpose of this research is to investigate Project Success factors in Architectural building design processes from a Project Management point of view. Quantitative data analysis was carried out through a questionnaire survey sent to organisations qualified on both fields. The relevance of this research relies on the fact that Project Management is extensively applied to Construction but with a gap on the literature relating PM to Design Processes in Architecture firms (aside from the IT industry and software designing, on which extensive literature can be found). The research approaches Project Success factors from a Project Management point of view in order to analyze project outcomes related to the PM methods preferred by the firms. Author's keywords: Project management in architectural practices: project success factors in building design processes