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The American Institute of Architects provides tools to help you throughout the design process. From selecting an architect, to establishing a legal contract, the tools below can help make each stage a little easier.




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Architect Finder
The AIA's Architect Finder helps you locate AIA architects in your area. Refine your search by entering your building type, or search for a specific architect by entering a firm name.
How to Select an AIA Architect
Advice on selecting an architect whose personality and qualifications are a match for you and your project. Download PDF.
Questions to Ask Your Architect
Twenty questions to ask your architect at the start your project. Download PDF.
AIA Contract Documents
The AIA provides a comprehensive set of legal documents that govern relationships between owners, architects, and other members of the design and construction team. These documents are downloadable, and represent the industry standard in outlining rights and responsibilities, and protecting each party involved in a building project. The documents are customizable with fill-in-the-blank formatting, and complete instructions.
The Owner-Architect Agreement
Learn more about the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, and what it means to you. Download PDF.
You and Your Architect
Guidance on how to establish and benefit from the professional, business, and personal relationships between you and your architect. Download PDF.

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