About Our Fees
Fees are based on length of time required to do your project. The amount of time is affected by
the size and complexity of the project, which is determined at the initial meeting by the architect.
Our fees are flat fees because we bill for our time and work only.
We do not base our fees on a percentage of construction cost, as this is very hard to control or justify.
The fee does NOT include our reimbursable expenses, such as blueprinting costs (copies
of the drawings), computer plotting, etc.
The fee is made up of these four components:
1. Assessment of conditions of your home/property
Measure & Documentation of Existing Conditions
Local Zoning Code Analysis
2. Preliminary Design – Schematic Phase
Plan and Elevation Studies Describing Design
Client Meeting to Discuss Preliminary Design
3. Design Development
Updated Plan and Elevation Studies
Preliminary Budget Update
Zoning Code Analysis Update
Client Meetings for Design Review as Required
Finalize Design, Owner Sign Off
4. Construction Documents
a. Site Plan/ Zoning Analysis
b. Demolition. Construction, Electrical Plans (as required)
c. Elevations /Interior Elevations (as required)
d. Building Section/ Schedules/ Details & Specifications
Optional / Additional Services
1. Construction Administration
Construction administration consists of: bid review, contractor payment review, shop drawing review, site observations, punch-list & final inspection, and project closeout. These specific services are NOT provided under the SCOPE OF SERVICES described herein. However, it is our professional opinion that you choose to have these services provided to you. These services are invaluable to clients who are unfamiliar with the bidding and construction phases of projects.
2. Computer Modeling OR Rendered Presentations
3. Record Drawings - indicating significant changes to project based on prints provided by Contractor.
- These services can be provided for an additional fee of $150 per hour per service plus expenses.
- The architect can and will provide normal structural, mechanical, and electrical services that fall within his expertise. If the work requires that an Engineer be hired to provide services outside an architects expertise than this service shall be considered a Reimbursable expense. The Engineer shall bill these services that are NOT part of this contract directly to the Owner. Engineering services can be (but are not limited to) soils, civil (site drainage, topography, wetlands, etc.), mechanical (H.V.A.C.), structural, electrical, and are generally required on larger or more complicated projects and all commercial projects.
- Any Letters and/or Sketches that may be required by the building department for changes in the field due to deviations from the approved construction documents will be considered an additional service.
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