5 Reasons to Hire 2 Architects Instead of 1

Submitted by hastihejazi on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 21:20
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While\nnot a comprehensive list, a few possible scenarios are summarized as\nfollows: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,1],2,"(1) Expertise and\nSpecialization"],[0,[1],1," "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"An owner may retain two architects on a project due to the\nexpertise brought to the project by one or both architects. For example, in a\nproject involving the design of a biomedical facility, one architect may\nspecialize in the design of laboratory spaces, while the other is a generalist\nwho designs the overall building. The architecture profession has experienced a\nshift toward specialization and, as this trend continues, owners may find it\npreferable to assemble design teams based on areas of expertise. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,1],2,"(2) Name\nRecognition"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"An owner may want to hire an architect who brings name recognition\nand prestige to a project. In such scenarios, it is common for this \u201cstar\u201d\narchitect to be the Design Architect and perform the conceptual design for the\nproject, then have an Architect of Record provide the construction documents\nand construction phase services. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,1],2,"(3) Locality"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Retaining two architects on a project might be desirable due to\nthe location and staffing of one or both architects. During construction, an\narchitect is expected to visit the jobsite on a regular basis to become\nfamiliar with the progress and quality of the work and to evaluate contractor\u2019s\napplications for payment. An owner may want these construction phase services\nto be performed by an Architect of Record who has a local presence near the\njobsite to facilitate efficient and cost-effective visits. A local architect is\nalso likely to be more familiar with the entitlement, zoning, and permitting\naspects of the jurisdiction where the project is located. Owners may also want\nto retain a local architect due to a desire or requirement to procure local\nservices. An owner may want the design capabilities of one architect but need\nthe local presence of a second architect to address these practical needs. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,1],2,"(4) Bandwidth and Efficiency "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Some projects may be too large or labor intensive for one\narchitecture firm to accomplish alone. For this reason, two firms may pair up\nto provide services for a project that neither\nwould be able to accommodate on their own. Furthermore, government contracts\noften require a certain portion of the work to be performed by small or\ndisadvantaged businesses, thus providing another reason two firms might work\ntogether on a project. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,1],2,"(5) Request for Proposals"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Collaborations\nbetween architecture firms are sometimes proposed in response to a request for\nproposal, particularly if the two firms believe their proposal would be better\nreceived by the owner due to the proposed collaboration between firms."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"In the spring of 2022,\nAIA Contract Documents published a new set of standard contracts to address the\nrelationships and issues that occur when two architects provide professional\nservices on a project. The documents\nthat make up this set are as follows: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"B111-2022\nStandard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design Architect "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[3],1,"B111-2022\nExhibit A, Design Architect Services "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"B112-2022\nStandard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect of Record "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[5],1,"B112-2022\nExhibit A, Architect of Record Services"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[6],1,"E205-2022\nArchitects\u2019 Scope and Responsibility Matrix "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[7,8],2,"AIA Contract Documents has provided this article for\ngeneral informational purposes only. The information provided is not legal\nopinion or legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship of\nany kind. This article is also not intended to provide guidance as to how\nproject parties should interpret their specific contracts or resolve contract\ndisputes, as those decisions will need to be made in consultation with legal\ncounsel, insurance counsel, and other professionals, and based upon a multitude\nof factors. "]]]]}
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