AIA Document C401™–2017 is a standard form of agreement between the architect and the consultant providing services to the architect. AIA Document C401–2017 is suitable for use with all types of consultants, including consulting architects. This document may be used with a variety of compensation methods. C401–2017 assumes and incorporates by reference a pre existing owner/architect agreement known as the “prime agreement” and “flows down” the provisions of the prime agreement.
When to use
• For an architect obtaining consulting services