Working with an Architect

Restore and Fortify

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, the path to rebuilding demands expertise and precision. Engaging the services of an architect is a strategic move towards efficient and effective reconstruction. Their specialized knowledge enables thorough assessment of damages and the design of resilient structures that not only restore but also fortify against future risks. With an architect at the helm, you gain a trusted partner committed to navigating the complexities of reconstruction with professionalism and proficiency, ensuring a swift and resilient recovery for your community.

Why Hire an Architect

Services Available from Architects

Get Started with an Architect
The best way to begin a new project is for you–the owner–to reflect on what you bring to it: knowledge, experience, needs, desires, aspirations, and personal opinions. You also provide the resources to realize your expectations. Naturally, every owner starts from a different outlook. Some have had vast experience with design and construction and know what they want and how to go about getting it. Many owners have much less experience.

You and Your Architect
Design and construction are inherently exciting. There are few things more satisfying than a successful project. The secret to success lies in the professional, business, and personal relationships between owner and architect. You and Your Architect provides guidance on how to establish and benefit from those relationships.

20 Questions to Ask Your Architect

Consumers Guide to Hiring an Architect
Are you thinking about hiring an architect? Consumers and businesses often wish to construct or modify sites, buildings, or other structures. The best approach is to hire an architect to plan, design, and observe the construction of these projects.

Design is Good Business

Contract Documents

There hundreds of contract documents that can be used relative to the design or project that an architect works on with a homeowner. Below are just a few of the most commonly used documents out of hundreds available and can be purchased or viewed at

AIA Contracts
Choose from 180+ industry standard construction contracts and forms

Architects Consultant Agreement

Owner and Contractor Agreement

Work Changes Proposal Request

Architect’s Supplemental Instructions

Owner and Contractor Short Form of Agreement

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