Summary: B203™–2017, Standard Form of Architect’s Services for Site Evaluation and Project Feasibility

 B203™–2017, Standard Form of Architect’s Services for Site Evaluation and Project Feasibility

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Purpose

Changes from the previous edition

 

Synopsis.

AIA Document B203–2017 replaces AIA Document B203-2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Site Evaluation and Planning. An owner can use the services provided by the architect in B203 to decide whether a site, or sites, are suitable for a project, or to determine the development potential of a site. B203 includes a menu of services an architect can provide, such as conducting a site evaluation, identifying environmental requirements, evaluating existing buildings, and providing conceptual drawings for potential development. B203 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™–2017, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. 

B203 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. For use and execution of a document, see its instructions  »

 

Purpose.

AIA Document B203–2017 provides the Architect’s scope of services for Site Evaluation and Project Feasibility in a standard form that the Owner and Architect can modify to suit the needs of the Project. It is not a fixed scope of services but is instead a menu of services from which the parties may select. B203–2017 is not a stand-alone document and to become effective it must be incorporated into an owner-architect agreement. It may be used with AIA Document B102™–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, to provide the Architect’s sole scope of services, or with B102–2017 in conjunction with other standard form services documents. It may also be incorporated into any owner-architect agreement when the agreement is executed or used with AIA Document G802–2017, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to any owner-architect agreement.

 

Changes from the previous edition.

B203-2017 replaces B203-2007, Standard Form of Architects Services: Site Evaluation and Planning. B203-2017 was revised to follow the format and terminology used in the 2017 editions of the following standard form owner-architect agreements: AIA Documents B101–2017, B102–2017, B103–2017 and B104–2017. 

B203 was restructured in 2017 as a scope of services to assist the Owner in selecting a site and determining the feasibility of a Project. An owner can use the services provided by the architect in B203-2017 to decide whether a site, or sites, are suitable for a project, or to determine the development potential of a site. B203-2017 was also updated to clarify the Architect’s responsibility to prepare a site evaluation and feasibility report as a deliverable as part of its services. B203-2017 also includes a simplified list of services and an enhanced initial information section.

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