Architects play a foundational role in construction projects. They create both the big-picture vision as well as the all-important details of the finished structure. Considering their work combines aesthetics, math and science, it's no wonder architects undergo such intensive training and education.
AIA contract forms are popular for major community association repair contracts. Unfortunately, the AIA (American Institute of Architects), presumeably to shield architects from liability, long ago created an arbitration glitch in instances where the Owner/Architect and Owner/General Contractor Contract forms are being utilized for a given project. The glitch is that the Owner/Architect form prohibits the architect (absent the architect's agreement) from being joined in an arbitration proceeding between the owner and general contractor.