A Note form the AIA State Government Network Representative:
Coupled with the Federal Stimulus Package will be opportunities for Architects. Elaine Howley, Editor of the new privately released Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, says “A lot of designers are put off by the term ‘shovel-ready. They think this bill isn’t really for them, but that’s not necessarily the case…. Many government entities are moving projects out of their current capital programs so that they can be funded through the stimulus plan. This could free up more funds for new long-range projects with more intensive design and engineering demands.”
The Federal stimulus Bill could be very beneficial to Architects that act to capture this work. Time is of the Essence because many public entitites have 180 days after the bill was enacted to secure Contracts for these services. So contact agencies to offer your design services to assist them in planning how they may best spend this money quickly. There are also many opportunities for Green Design and Construction Supervision services.
From Arch Record: