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On your next project, the architect wants to contract directly with you instead of having you contract with the property owner. Consequently, you would actually be functioning as a subcontractor, while the architect performs the functions of a general contractor. Can this be a good deal? It certainly is for the architect/GC, who no longer needs to race around looking for trade subs. That remains a part of your job. Nor does the architect have to worry about workers compensation or job-site liability problems, which also remain part of your job. If you read the contract you're offered, you'll find that even though technically you're a subcontractor on this job, the architect will not be assuming one little