Architects Not Adversaries To the Editor: I take exception to the letter of Mitchell Miller (Letters, 3/01) in which he criticizes the AIA contract. I am guessing that he is referring to the AIA Abbreviated Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for Construction Projects of a Limited Scope. I am a member, and I use this contract often. Clients like the protection of the third party to administer the contract. Mr. Miller states his company policy to “not enter into a contract with anyone other than the owners of the property.” The AIA contract does not violate that policy. The architect is named as the contract administrator with specified responsibilities but is not a signatory. His principal duty