Instructions: B202™–2009, Standard Form of Architect’s Services for Programming


AIA Document B202–2009 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides the owner with programming services. The architect’s programming services are set forth in a series of iterative steps, from a broad identification of priorities, values and goals of the programming participants to working with the owner to confirm the owner’s objectives for the project. The programming services also include information gathering to develop performance and design criteria, and developing a final program of project requirements. 

AIA Document B202–2009 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 other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B202–2009 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary  »


Using B202–2009.

Cover Page.

Project. Describe the Project by including (1) the official name or title of the facility, and (2) the location or address, if known.

Parties. State the names and addresses of the parties exactly as they are identified in the Owner-Architect agreement into which this scope of services document is incorporated, or to which it provides the scope of services for an amendment.

Date. Provide the date of the existing Owner-Architect Agreement. Providing that date will assist in identifying this scope of services document with the existing owner-architect agreement being modified.

§ 3.1 Additional Services. This table lists certain other services that are not described in this scope of services document, but that may be needed for the Project. The Architect and Owner should discuss the list and complete the table by indicating whether the services will be provided and, if so, by whom. The Architect shall not perform any listed service unless specifically designated in the Responsibility column of the table.

§ 3.2 Descriptions of Additional Services. Provide detailed scope of services descriptions of any other services designated in Section 3.1, unless you have chosen to provide such descriptions in an exhibit attached to the document.

§ 3.3 Insert an agreed-upon number in each of the spaces provided.



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