How do architects charge for their services?

As the site, brief, and budgets from project to project can differ greatly, architects generally offer a range of ways to charge for their services: Lump Sum or Fixed Fee based This is a fixed fee to you based on the amount of work involved. The advantage to the client is that they know the cost upfront, and this is independent of the cost of the building. The disadvantage to the architect is that the architect carries the risk of losing money if the fee is not adequate. Most fixed fee arrangements have an additional hourly fee component to help.

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