An architectural project is a complex process, so here is our guide to show you how it is organized, along with benchmarks, timelines and anticipated costs.
We look forward to working with you, and encourage your active participation in this exciting process. Our total architectural fee vary based on whether it is a timed or a fixed price contract and depending on the complexity and size of your project. Below are stages to be expected during a typical project.
Establish building program, space requirements, design direction.
Up to 2 months, typically.
One to two, typically.
Develop Schematic Design/ Construction Documents.
Usually one to four months for a typical single-family house project.
One to four, typically.
Obtain City approval for construction.
Usually two to four weeks for bid documentation for interested contractors. Permit processing once submitted can take from two months to up to a year depending on complexity of project and Building Department. Pricing will take approximately three to four weeks, depending on contractor.
Administration of construction contract, Client representation.
Depends on construction schedule and contractor. Usually several hours per week for questions, bi-weekly site visits, etc.
Issuance of Certificate of Final Completion, Punch List, Completion of Construction.