AIA Document B305–1993 is a standardized outline form on which the architect may enter information that a client may wish to review before selecting the architect. The owner may use AIA Document B305–1993 as part of a request for proposal or as a final check on the architect’s credentials. Under some circumstances, B305–1993 may be attached to the owner/architect agreement to show—for example, the team of professionals and consultants expected to be employed on the project. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary »
General. This form is intended to be completed by writing or typing the appropriate information in the blank spaces provided. For information that is too lengthy to be included on the form, attachments can be prepared and referenced in the space available. If no information is to be entered in a particular space, mark it as “not applicable.”
Article 2 – General Statement of Qualifications. In the space provided, describe the firm’s particular qualifications to perform the work for a proposed project. Include such information as years of experience in the building type and areas of expertise that are pertinent to the project.
Article 3 – General Information. The information provided in this article should pertain to the firm, rather than to a particular individual. For instance, under 3.2 Professional History, a brief history of the firm might be provided, rather than a listing of individual professional experience.
Article 4 – Related Professional Services. In the space provided, list any professional consultants who would be likely to be employed on the project under consideration. Include, if applicable, brief descriptions of relevant projects for which they have previously acted as consultants.
Article 5 – Projects. Include under 5.1 projects recently completed. Under 5.2, list other projects—not necessarily in order of completion—which might be relevant to the prospective client’s needs.
Article 6 – References. Include the names, current addresses and business telephone numbers of clients—ideally including those with projects listed in Section 5.1—who may be contacted by the recipient for corroboration of professional capabilities and accomplishments. Prior employers may be included at the Architect’s discretion with appropriate indication of relationship.
Article 7 – Statement of Potential Conflicts of Interest. It is imperative to disclose here any business association, direct or indirect financial interest, or other circumstances which could be construed as creating a conflict of interest with the prospective client. If there is any doubt about whether or not the interest is substantial enough to merit disclosure, it should be included. Refer to the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for additional guidance.
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