Agreement Retaining Architect for Consulting Purposes
Agreement made on the ___ day of __________, 20___, between (Name of
Client) of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as
Client, and (Name of Architect Firm), a corporation organized and existing under
the laws of the state of (name of state), with its principal office located at (street
address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as Architect.
Whereas, Client requires certain consultations with regard to the preparation of
plans and specifications for and the supervision of the construction of a (identify
project) to be erected at (address of project), such consultations to include
suggestions, estimates, and such necessary professional services as will enable
Client to make knowledgeable decisions in regard to the construction; and
Whereas, Client agrees to pay Architect $__________for providing such
consultations in accordance with the following covenants and conditions;
Now, therefore, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in
this agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1. If Client requires plans and specifications necessary to enter into a
contract with a contractor, such plans and specifications will be prepared by
Architect in accordance with Client's instructions after consultation between
Architect and Client as provided for in this Agreement for the additional amount
2. If Client requires further services of architect in drawing up and letting of
contracts and in supervising the construction of the project, architect shall receive
a total fee of ____% of the gross cost of the project. This total fee shall include
the fees for consultations and plans.
3. A minimum retainer of $___________will be paid to Architect by Client in
advance of any consultations and will be applied to the fee for such
4. This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in
accordance with the laws of the state of (name of state).
5. Mandatory Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and anything
herein to the contrary, any dispute under this Agreement shall be required to be
resolved by binding arbitration of the parties hereto. If the parties cannot agree
on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall
then select a third. The third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute.
The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration
Association then in force and effect.
6. Entire Agreement. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement
between the parties and any prior understanding or representation of any kind
preceding the date of this Agreement shall