Public Resources

Why Hire an Architect?

The American Institute of Architects is the professional organization for more than 86,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. With headquarters in Washington, D.C. and nearly 300 state and local chapters worldwide, the AIA helps to build public awareness of architecture and supports the practice of architecture.
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How to Select the Architect that’s Right for You

Architects are trained to solve problems in creative ways. With their broad knowledge of design and construction, they can show you alternatives and options you might never think of on your own. But first, you have to locate the architect that is right for you.
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Twenty Questions to Ask Your Architect

Set the right foundation for your next project by gathering some simple information from your architect. These questions will help you learn more about your architect and ensure your project runs smoothly.
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Guide to Hiring an Architect

Few people realize how complicated it is to build – that is until they find themselves lost in the maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors, and so on. No two building projects are exactly alike, so there is no single, clear-cut path to follow.
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Related Links

A list of other resources and links that may be of interest to AIA members and the local community.
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