I would say 75% of potential clients call and ask this. Every job is unique so it is impossible to quote a fee without seeing the property and meeting the client. It is important for an Architect to visit the physical property to acquire an idea of the scope of services required to complete the project. It is also an opportunity to discuss the project with the potential client and discover how focused they are on what they want. After this initial visit I can determine a fee. AGA’s fees are fixed fees and divided into three categories; survey/analysis, design and construction documents.
Architects in general have multiple ways of charging for their services, some of the more popular methods are;
Percentage of Construction Cost, Fixed Fee, Hourly Rates and Cost per Square Footage.