Working With An Architect
If you've never worked with an architect before, you'll 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?
AIA Chicago's "Working with an Architect" and "Ask an Architect" sessions are designed to bring together residential architects and homeowners to talk about how to choose the right architect, navigate zoning and permitting regulations, and avoid costly surprises.
AIA Chicago offers English and Spanish language seminars to educate homeowners on the roles and responsibilities of owner, architect, and contractor. Residential architects will share tips for making the process run smoothly from budget planning to finished construction. Attendees will also learn more about what to look for in an architect’s portfolio and how to select the right professional for the job.
Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to sit down face-to-face with a registered architect for a free fifteen minute consultation.
Bring plans, drawings, ideas, or any other pertinent information about your home project so the architects can assist you in the best possible way.
Looking for more information?
- Visit AIA National's "How Design Works" webpage to learn about the five stages of the design process and more.
- Use the AIA Chicago Architect Finder to find and connect with the firm best suited for your project.