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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the AIA Committee on Design leadership voted to cancel the 2021 Denver conference and postpone the international conference to 2022. Next year's conference dates will be posted once available.

A Valuation of Architectural Services

  • 1.  A Valuation of Architectural Services

    Posted 09-04-2020 01:22 PM
    Please take a moment to complete the linked survey involving the ranking of architectural services.

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    Dear Colleagues,

    Literature reviews suggest that a misalignment of priorities between designers and clients, as well as a misunderstanding of the role of the architect has led to the gradual marginalization of the architect on today's design and construction team. To study this phenomenon, a research project will consider this matter from the standpoint of three separate interest groups; the health care client, the health care design architect, and health care design academic instructors. The beginning stage of this study includes the following pilot survey, which aims to establish a condensed list of architectural services for consideration in later stages (no healthcare design experience required for participation).

    This phase of the study seeks to determine and rank the importance of architectural services listed in AIA Documents B101 and B132 as per professional opinion. Because you are a licensed architect who has demonstrated your skills and knowledge of the profession through practice, your insight is key to the success of this study. The questionnaire will also give participants the opportunity to add services they feel should be included on the list of services, and take away services they believe should be removed. Please take a moment to complete this survey. To participate, you must be a registered architect practicing in the United States.

    Please know that your participation in this study is voluntary, and participant confidentiality is a top priority with this research team. A decision not to participate will not result in any penalty. You are free to discontinue participation at any time. Within the survey is a consent form for your review. After reading the consent terms, if you choose to participate, please select "I Agree" under the consent statement. Thank you for your time and participation.

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    Bryan Waters AIA, LEED AP
    PhD Student, Texas A&M University College of Architecture

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