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License Verification

Always make sure you are working with an individual who is licensed to practice architecture in New York State. Architects MUST BE licensed to provide design services.

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If you suspect someone is practicing architecture without a license or engaging in professional misconduct, click the button below to file a complaint with the State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline.

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Architect Finder

Whether you are building a new home, planning commercial space or converting the screened in porch into a cozy enclosed television room, involving an Architect from the start is the key to success.

Architect Finder puts you in contact with some of the world’s most talented architects. In the end, at your finger tips, you will have access to near you.

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What do Architects do?

If you’ve never worked with an architect before, you likely have questions. Does your project really require an architect? At what point should you involve a design team? What is it like to work with an AIA architect, and how do you get the most out of the experience? Here you can find answers and tools to guide you through the five stages of design, and watch clients and architects describe how the process worked for them.

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How to work with an Architect

This will help you understand the architectural design process, what architects do, and how to make the most of your relationship with an AIA architect. A good place to start is by acquainting yourself with the five phases of design.

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