Especially during a recession, architects need to build strategies to reach new and existing clients and provide them cost-effective design and construction
Three university projects, two of which contain green-building elements, dominated the most recent design awards presented
by the American Institute of Architects Indiana chapter. Of the four award winners, three involved college buildings: the
Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at Purdue University, and
the Straw Bale Eco Center at Ball State University.
The most heavily utilized family of standard form contracts is published by the American Institute of Architects. However,
contractors routinely criticize the AIA forms because
of a perceived bias in favor of the architect.