Architectural Services For Commercial Clients
& Riesterer Architects, Inc. provides all services listed in the current AIA
Owner / Architect Agreement.
Those that are most important or in addition
to the standard agreement are listed below.
- A written code and zoning
- A physical review of
the intended site.
- Development of a written
program of needs and requirements.
- Architect/Owner review
of design and construction alternatives.
- Preparation of Schematic
Design Documents based upon the approved program and project requirements.
This will include freehand sketch plans, elevations and perspectives.
- Preparation of Design
Development Documents for budget pricing. This includes, but is not limited
to, site plan, floor plans, exterior elevations, building sections and an
- If required, submissions
to local "design review" committees and participation at those meetings.
Based upon approved Design Development Drawings, Architect will prepare Construction
Documents consisting of Drawings and Specifications. This includes, but is
not limited to, a site plan, floor plans, exterior elevations, building sections
and exterior details, stair drawings, interior elevations and details and
a project manual (written specifications).
- Meet with Interior Designer,
if one is retained, as necessary to integrate her/his requirements into the
- Architect will advise
the Owner of potential General Contractors and secure and review all bid proposals
- Architect will assist
the General Contractor with the preparation of necessary documents to secure
necessary permits as required by government agencies.
- Review draft of Owner/Contractor
- Depending on the level
of construction activity, perform weekly on-site observations of the progress
and quality of the Work to determine in general that the Work is being executed
in accordance with the Contract Documents.
- Issuance of clarification
documents typically required.
- Review of shop drawings
- Review and verification
of Applications for Payment with recommendations for
- Receive and review requests
for changes in the Work by the Contractor, those that do not affect the cost
and those that increase or decrease the project cost.
- Review the impact of
changes to the Work on the construction schedule.
- Review and verification
of the actual costs associated with changes in the Work and recommendations.
- Prepare the list of items
to be completed or corrected (punch list). Review and approve completed punch
- Assist the Owner with
inspections to determine the date of Substantial Completion. Issue Substantial