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Blueprint for Better Built Projects

AIA report uncovers key learnings and recommendations for improving project success through stronger relationships between architects and contractors.


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What's Inside

This report explores the relationships between architects and contractors, and how the needs of the two parties align, differ, and depend on each other. You'll gain insight into what makes a successful architect-contractor relationship work and the value it brings to projects.

“When it comes to considering project success, the AIA report reveals 96% of architects and contractor respondents ranked client satisfaction most important.”

The Architect's Journey to Specification

Uncover Key Insights

Forward Arrows


A shared vision of the project’s end goal is an important trait of a successful project team.

Team Meeting


Contractors want closer collaboration early while architects seek more collaboration at the end of projects.


Project Success

Architects and contractors overwhelmingly agree client satisfaction is the leading indicator for project success.