Design Process 101. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new site, How Design Works to reach the growing number of people designing/redesigning their homes. The site aims to answer general questions such as "Do I need an architect for my project?" and "What services do architects provide?" and delves into more complicated concerns with Qusetions To Ask Your Architect (pdf)...We feel this is a great resource for those considering extensive remodeling — with or without an architect. It helps establish exactly what a homeowner is getting into. There are also video case studies of projects outlining the entire design process. Via MoCoLoco and Inhabitat.