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Committee Meeting: Small Firm Exchange
September 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join the members of the Small Firm Exchange Committee for a discussion of issues related to running a small firm, opportunities for professional advancement, and more!
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Mark you calendars for virtual presentation from Michael Bell, FAIA, on September 10th at Noon. Michael will be Presenting: Architect’s Guide to Risk Management: Custom Residential
The custom residence is, in many ways, the epitome of architectural practice – most of us began our architectural journey thinking about houses. The relationship between the architect and the residential client home owner can be among the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences an architect can undertake. But it can also be one that is fraught with contention and frustration. What differentiates one from the other? In many cases it is as simple as aligning the expectations of the architect with the client for what each is supposed to do through the life of the project. Believe it or not, your contract can be the ideal vehicle to discuss and memorialize those expectations.
So what is it about contracts that makes us long for the drawing table? This course will walk you through the fundamental components of a contract and how to use your contract as a tool to discuss responsibilities, scope and compensation with your clients. We’ll also learn how to protect the Custom Residential Architect from the unique risks of their practice, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll entice you to use a standard form agreement from AIA rather than that letter form that’s been cobbled together through the years.