There are several ways to engage an architect and get started working together on your project. Here is an overview of options that we offer.
After having met to discuss your project and our services, you may decide to start assembling the whole project team. A traditional method is to simply engage the architect for full services with fees based on a percentage of the building costs.
Some projects, especially renovations, lend themselves to starting work on an hourly rate basis with an agreed maximum per invoice period. Once the project in underway and the scope better understood, it is common to move to either a lump sum or percentage basis fee arrangement.
New building projects can commence with this two-cycle sketch design process. At the completion of this stage, enough should be known about the project for us to prepare a detailed service package and fee for the remainder of the project. Generally, fees from this stage are absorbed into the fees for the project as a whole.
Following is a list of activities performed at this stage.
* Note that where meeting budget targets is important, we recommend engaging a quantity surveyor to prepare a professional cost report.
|Expected size (roof area)||Fee (incl GST)**|
|Less than 150 square meters||$3,300|
|150-250 square meters||$4,400|
|250-350 square meters||$5,500|
|350-450 square meters||$6,600|
|450-550 square meters||$7,700|
|550-650 square meters||$8,800|
|650-750 square meters||$9,900|
** Refer to the Travel Cost section for projects more than 30Km from our office in Ballarat.