Project Phases

These are the steps that an architectural firm will follow in completing an architectural project.

1. Marketing (firm promotion)

2. Negotiate and sign agreement with Owner for architectural and engineering services (sign AIA standard form B141 or B151 Agreement between Owner and Architect)

Click here for sample of B141 form Part 1

Click here for sample of B141 form Part 2

Click here for sample of B151 form

3. Programming (prepare a list of functions and adjacencies of functions in conjunction with owner)

4. Financial analysis and budget setting

5. Site selection

6. Feasibility Study

7. Schematic design

8. Design Development

9. Construction Documents

10. Bidding and Negotiation

11. Construction

12. Post-occupancy Building Management and Maintenance

13. Project Records and Archive Procedures