Hiring an Architect

Working with an architect can save time and money while making your new environment more functional, comfortable, and sustainable.

Photo Courtesy Mell Lawerence, FAIA

"Architecture" isn’t only for museums, corporations, and the very wealthy. Whether you are remodeling a kitchen, creating your dream home, or planning a commercial building, working with an architect can save time and money while making your new environment more functional, comfortable, and sustainable. The result is a project that is beautiful, original, and distinctive.

The challenge lies in knowing how to communicate with your architect in ways that will enable you to get the most from this special collaboration. You and Your Architect, a pamphlet provided by the American Institute of Architects, can help you to do so—personally, professionally, and creatively.

You and Your Architect [1.8MB PDF] This fourteen-page pamphlet provides helpful information on hiring and working with an architect.