Working With an Architect

If you’ve never worked with an architect before, you likely have questions. Does your project really require an architect? At what point should you involve a design team? What is it like to work with an AIA architect, and how do you get the most out of the experience? Here you can find answers and tools to guide you through the design process and working with an AIA architect.

How to Choose an Architect for Your Project
Who Needs an Architect?
The Architect’s Education
The Client’s Role for a Successful Residential Project
What Should Your House Look Like?
The Owner | Architect Contract
The Architect as Conductor

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) is a Knowledge Community of the AIA.  CRAN develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.