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Working with an Architect
An architect is the one professional who has the education, training, experience and vision to guide you through the entire design and construction process, from helping you define what you want to build to helping you get the most for your construction dollar. Here you can find information and resources that will help make selecting an architect and planning your project easier.

AIA Northern Virginia Referral Lists
Our Chapter offers referral lists of local AIA architects who design buildings in your area of interest. You can access the referral lists here.

How Design Works for You
The National American Institute of Architects website provides tools to help you throughout the design process, including a guide explaining the five stages of design, information on identifying the architectural services you need, suggestions on how to maximize your relationship with your architect and a frequently asked questions section. Click here to visit the site.

Architect Finder
The AIA's Architect Finder helps you locate AIA architects across the country. You are able to refine your search by location, building type or architecture firm. Visit Architect Finder here.

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. For additional information, click here.

Please feel free to contact the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter with any questions at (703) 549-9747 or aianova@aianova.org.