Drafting the Owner / Architect Agreement
Having a well-written owner / architect agreement is critical to your success. This document sets the foundation for your contractual relationship. As any business contract, it will communicate what is expected and what will be provided by the architect.
Remember, our approach is different. We believe that contract disputes should not be seen as a cost of doing business. Which is why we work diligently to evaluate and understand the matter at hand and flag any potential issues or underlying problems. This proactive methodology is exactly how we approach drafting owner / architect agreements.
The attorneys at Policastri Law Firm, LLC have been drafting owner / architect agreements for years. We understand that each project is different, and agreements will have to be tailored to suit each individual project to include delivery method, size and complexity.
We are often asked, “Can’t I just use the standard contract from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)?” While those standardized contracts are a great starting point, they may not address particular issues. In fact, there is a text entitled, Alternative Clauses to Standard Construction Contracts, among many other such texts. The existence of these books highlights that "one size does not fit all."