• Architect's typically charge a percentage fee based the construction budget of a project. The percentage fee is project dependent. Typically commercial and large scale projects will attract a lower percentage fee while those involving high level of detail and complexity will often attract a higher percentage fee rate. In the instance where there is uncertainty over the budget and the overall scope of work, we would work on an hourly rate basis and would correspondingly credit that work against the overall percentage fee. Small projects are often undertaken on an hourly rate basis and we are happy provide a list of our current rates for various levels of involvement.
  • The overall fee is typically split into the following sub categories:
    • Pre-design
    • Concept design
    • Preliminary design
    • Developed design
    • Detail design and documentation
    • Contract observation
    • Post contract
  • We recommend our involvement is continuous from initial the design phase through to the completion of any project to ensure the aesthetic and programmatic needs are adhered to and to ensure a high level of quality.
  • Depending on the site conditions, complexity of brief and scope of work, separate consultants may be required to be engaged. Typically this might include but not necessarily be limited to:
    • Surveyors
    • Structural engineers
    • Geotechnical engineers
    • Planners
    • Quantity surveyors