B561–2022 Guide to International Practice and Contracting for U.S. Architects

This Guide is written as a companion to the B161™-2022 Standard Form of Agreement Between Client and Consultant for design consulting services where the Project is located outside the United States.

It is intended for U.S.-based and U.S.-licensed architects who are considering performing design services from the U.S. for a foreign Client whose Project is located outside of the U.S.

This Guide is intended to inform and identify some of the key risks that U.S. architects may face when working on a Project located in a foreign jurisdiction and/or contracting with a foreign Client.

It is a primer on common issues and risks but is not an exhaustive list of all aspects, issues, and risks of international contracting. Information in this Guide is not offered, and should not be construed, as legal advice.