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 use and execution of a document, see its instructions »
AIA Document B305 provides a formal means of delineating the Architect’s background, accomplishments and professional capabilities.
AIA Document B305 is not intended for use with other AIA documents. For efficiency’s sake, the Architect may choose to attach pertinent brochures or other relevant documents. However, this should not be done at the expense of clarity, thoroughness, and conciseness.
Code of ethics.
Some of the information to be presented in B305 may be written to address the particular needs of a prospective client. However, all information contained in or attached to the form should be accurate and should not be edited to present a misleading picture of the Architect’s experience or capabilities.
Canon III of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, which deals with obligations to the client, also includes several rules which are relevant to the proper completion of B305. Under Rule 3.201, members are prohibited from providing professional services if the member’s professional judgment could be affected by responsibilities to another project or person, or by the member’s own interests, without full disclosure to and the consent of all those who rely on the member’s judgment. Under Rule 3.301, members shall not mislead clients or prospective clients about the potential results of members’ services.
Changes from the previous edition.
Format Changes. Article 2, Statement of Interest, has been changed to General Statement of Qualifications. A new Article 7, Statement of Potential Conflicts of Interest, has been inserted, moving former Article 7 to Article 8.
Changes in Content. The 1993 edition of B305 revises the 1979 edition to incorporate alterations proposed by architects, owners, contractors and professional consultants.
Article 2. This article was added to allow for a narrative description of the architect’s capabilities relative to the project at hand.
Article 3. Two paragraphs have been added to allow for a more thorough description of the architectural concern, including total number of staff and number of registered architects. The paragraphs covering honors and awards and professional and civic involvement have been retained, but with new numeric designations.
Article 4. The instruction “List proposed consultants, if applicable” has been added to clarify the article’s purpose.
Article 7. Formerly entitled Statement of Interest and located at Article 2, Article 7. Statement of Potential Conflicts of Interest has been renamed to more clearly delineate its purpose. This article is designed to promote disclosure and improve the document’s overall utility.
Article 8. This article has been renumbered to accommodate the changes to Article 7 described above.