Finding an Architect
Whether you’re dreaming of a new home or planning a complex commercial development, the key to ensuring that your vision becomes reality is the same: Involve an architect early.
Architecture involves much more than buildings. Architects take your vision and give it form, explore its possibilities, raise it to new levels, and then integrate it into your building site and the community at large. They bring not only design, but solutions. For example, buildings currently account for over 40 percent of energy conservation in the U.S. Architects, using sustainable design practices, can help negate these effects. In fact, AIA members, through their Institute, have committed to making all new and renovated buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So tap the knowledge, efficiency, environmental awareness, and brilliant design that architects bring to any project. The sooner you bring an architect on board, the more fully your vision can be realized - even exceeding your own expectations.
Below, find some of the vast resources available through AIA. You can always contact us for more in-depth help on finding an architect in Tennessee, and your local AIA chapter will be able to help as well.
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The Value of an Architect - http://www.aia.org/value/index.htm
Hiring an AIA architect could be the best decision you'll make for your residential or commercial design project. If you've never worked with an architect, though, you're likely to have many questions. We'll help you get through the design process.
You and Your Architect - http://www.aia.org/value/yaya/AIAS076569
The secret to success lies in the professional, business, and personal relationships between owner and architect. Here, we provide guidance on how to establish and benefit from those relationships. This resource, originally written for the American Institute of Architects by David Haviland, Hon. AIA, professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is updated periodically to reflect current industry practices. To read on, explore the links below. For more information about working with an architect, please contact your local AIA component or the national component, 800-242-3837.
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