FAQs: B212™-2010, Standard Form of Architect’s Services for Regional or Urban Planning

Does the AIA publish a document for regional or urban planning services?

Yes, AIA Document B212–2010, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Regional or Urban Planning, establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides the owner with regional or urban planning services. This scope provides a menu of choices of regional or urban planning services, grouped under four phases: Inventory and Data Gathering; Analysis and Judgment; Preparation of Design Alternatives; and Finalization of Preferred Plan.

AIA Document B212–2010 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with another scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2017, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B212–2010 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.

 

Do AIA owner-architect agreements include regional or urban planning services as a basic service to be provided by the architect?

Regional or urban planning services are additional services under AIA owner-architect agreements. AIA Document B212–2010 provides a scope of services for regional or urban planning.

 

How is the scope of the architect’s regional or urban planning services defined in B212–2010?

AIA Document B212–2010 is a scope of services document that may be used with B102™–2017 to provide a sole scope of services or it may be incorporated into any owner-architect agreement. B212–2010 sets forth regional or urban planning services in a table format in which the services are grouped under four phases: Inventory and Data Gathering, Analysis and Judgment, Preparation of Design Alternatives, and Finalization of Preferred Plan. The Architect provides only the services that are specifically designated in the list of subsections within each phase. The regional or urban planning services set forth in the table are the activities that should be undertaken by the Architect to produce the final deliverable documents, but the services may not necessarily be performed in the sequence set forth in the table or in an entirely linear manner.

 

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