Our fees are set only after considering the size of the project, extent of architectural services required, complexity of program, time line of the project and the potential difficulties of the site.
Fees are structured either as a percentage of constructions costs (roughly 10% for new constructions and between 15 to 20% for remodeling) or as an hourly rate for time and materials, or as a fixed fee. It could also be a combination of approaches.
A fixed fee, if applied, would be for work stages which are time predictable such as preparation of construction drawings whereas hourly rates would be applied for the ones less predictable such as site supervision. Out of station travel and stay costs are reimbursable as actual.