The Owner-Architect Agreement Owner-architect agreements spell out what you and your architect bring to the professional relationship and what you can expect from it.
When selecting an architect, a public owner's primary concerns are to get the best available professional services for the taxpayers' money and to conduct a fair and equitable selection process.
The QBS Wisconsin program is provided as a public service by AIA Wisconsin and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin. The "Wisconsin QBS Manual" provides a step-by-step guide for implementing a qualifications-based selection process.
It is important to find an architect who is a good match with your goals, your concept of the project, your personality and your budget. Choosing the right person from the start allows you to enjoy the process as much as the finished product. The following steps in the selection process can make all the difference in creating a successful partnership.
Working with an architect can save time and money while making your new environment more functional, comfortable, and sustainable.
A sample plan and guide to contracts that are specifically tailored to these new or expanded roles, responsibilities and risks.