Dear AIA Austin Members and Allied Members,

Information about the current City of Austin Covid-19 status can be found on the City of Austin website here.

Please see AIA National's Reopening America: Strategies for safer buildings Guide here. Please see AIA National's COVID-19 Building Re-occupancy Assessment Tool here.

Be well!



How AIA documents Handle Contractor Delays and Extensions of Time due to COVID-19
Has your project been delayed due to COVID-19? Learn how the AIA documents, including the A201-2017, handle contractor delays and extensions of time.

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The Architect's Standard of Care and COVID-19 
Learn whether COVID-19 has affected the architect's standard of care, and what the architect can do to meet its standard.

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Issues to Consider when Negotiating a Contract during COVID-19
Learn what things to consider when negotiating a new contract during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mechanic's Liens and other Payment Avenues during COVID-19
Learn the basics of mechanic's liens and other payment options that might be available during COVID-19.

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What Architects Need to Know About the CARES Act
Learn the most important aspects of the CARES Act, and how the AIA is working to help architects during COVID-19, so you can protect your firm.

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Current requirements for Austin Stay Home Work Safe Construction.

AIA offers an incredible amount of information for members regarding the economic outlook, legislation and relief, and business planning, including SBA loansdetailed resources on delay claims. Send your feedback and ideas to



For your reference: 2020 Stay Home Work Safe Orders and Analysis

Allensworth & Porter Analysis 4_13_2020

City of Austin Stay Home Work Safe Order 4_13_2020


Ingrid Spencer
Executive Director
AIA Austin and Austin Foundation for Architecture


To read what other firms are sending out and to share your firm's documents, use our shared COVID-19 Firm Resources folder.





Travis County Resources and Information

COVID-19 City of Austin Resources for Architects The Development Services Department COVID-19 page. Of note: Austin Energy and Austin Water walk-ins are suspended through April 1; most DSD services and submissions are available through email.

COVID-19 Austin Chamber Resources for Small Businesses

Texas Society of Architects COVID-19 Resources

City of Austin COVID-19 Info Page includes information for individuals and businesses, including telehealth options (under the 'You and Your Family' tab) and current business restrictions and advice (under 'Businesses')



AIA National COVID-19 Building Re-occupancy Assessment Tool

AIA National Letter on Earth Day

AIA National example of CA Policy 

AIA State COVID-19 Executive Order Exemptions

AIA State Disaster Recovery 3_31_2020

Architect Standard of Care Relative to Site Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic

AIA Summary of CARES Act for Architecture Firms and Employees

COVID-19 Resources from AIA National General resources and best practice advice on financial planning, telework, etc.

AIA Architect: How Firms are Responding to COVID-19 Interviews with principals around the country on how they are adapting to public health distancing practices.

Small Business Administration loans for small businesses hit by COVID-19


GENERAL RESOURCES article Will State Preemption Leave Cities More Vulnerable?

Architectural Record article How will the COVID-19 Relief Package Affect Architects 4_3_2020

AEI National Coronavirus Response

Andy Slavitt Podcast

Article from Mass Design Group about Designing Spaces for Infection Control

Article about Social Distancing from Washington Post A widely shared, easy-to-understand explainer on "flattening the curve."

For information from the World Health Organization on how COVID-19 spreads and how to prevent it, please go here. Current information can be found here.