Architectural - Program Information

Multi-Family Housing

Contact the State Architect or the Multi-Family Housing Specialist

Single Family Housing

 

Contact the State Architect or the Single Family Housing Specialist

Community Facilities

  • All Community Facilities applications require a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR). This document provides the needed information for the Agency to evaluate the scope and merits of the proposed project. USDA Rural Development Instruction 1942-A Guide 6 offers instructions on completing a PAR that meets the Agency's requirements. If a project Architect does not prepare the report, one may be consulted for estimating construction and operations and management costs.

Contact the State Architect or Ken Shaw, the Community Programs Specialist at ken.shaw@ne.usda.gov

Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR):  USDA Rural Development Instruction 1942-A Guide 6 offers instructions on completing a PAR for the Agency.  If an Architect does not prepare the report, one should be consulted for estimating construction and operations and management costs.

Design Agreements/Requirements

  • The Ownwer and Architect agreement should be a standard agreement as developed by the American Institute of Architects and must include the corresponding Agency attachment. This may be the B101-2007, B105-2007 or another agreement that is appropriate for the scope of the project.
  • The project architect must complete the Certification Regarding Debarment,Form AD-1048. By completing this form the consultant certifies that they and their firm are not debarred from performing work on projects that are funded in part or whole with federal funds and that the agreement is greater than $25,000.
  • Design Standards: Projects must be designed in conformance with the current codes and regulations for the location of the project. These include all construction and accessibility codes. The Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) apply to all projects that are Federally-funded design, construction or alterations. Plans and specifications shall be submitted to the Rural Development Architect or Engineer for review of these standards before the project may be bid.

 

 

Contact the State Architect.