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Resources for the Public

If you’ve never worked with an architect before, you likely have questions. Does your project really require an architect? How do you find and hire an architect? What is it like to work with an AIA architect, and how do you get the most out of the experience?

Referrals: AIA East Bay staff is happy to provide you with referrals to local architects appropriate for and experienced with the type of project you’re considering. Simply email us with they type of project and the town it will be located.

You and Your Architect: Download this booklet to learn about interviewing architects, services architects provide, negotiating agreements, and more.

Twenty Questions to Ask Your Architect

California Architects Board: as with any A/E/C professional, always check with the state licensing board to verify a license before you hire.

Consumers Guide to Hiring an Architect: published by the California Architects Board