Services

We can provide full architectural services from Pre-Design to Post Construction as is required in certain projects such as multi-storey buildings (more than three-storey) and non-residential, public buildings.  We can also provide partial services, such as design only, design and preparation of permit/construction drawings, or monitoring construction during the building phase of the work.  An architect is permitted to affix his/her architectural seal on drawings only prepared by the architect and/or under supervision of the architect.  The fee schedule below is taken from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's "Determining Appropriate Fees for the Services of an Architect" dated 2009.  These fees are typically based on new home construction by an owner-retained project at $200 to $300/sq. ft. construction costs and at approximately 2,000 sq. ft. or more.

 

Please note that we can provide partial architectural services at a principal rate of $200 per hour, on technician rates which are lower (such as measuring an existing building for renovations) or on per diem rates depending on the scope of work. . .

 

Schematic Design

Client-supplied Data/Coordination

 

Program and Budget Evaluation

 

Review of Alternative Design Approaches

 

Architectural Schematic Design

 

Schematic Design Drawings/Documents

 

Statement of Probable Construction Costs

 

Client Consultation

 

 

$3.75/sq. ft. or

1.25% of the cost of construction

 

 

Design Development

Client-supplied Data/Coordination

 

Design Coordination

 

Architectural Design Development

 

Design Development Drawings/Documents

 

Statement of Probable Construction Costs

 

Client Consultation

 

 

 

$3.75/sq. ft. or

1.25% of the cost of construction

 

Construction Documents

Client-supplied Data/Coordinatoin

 

Project coordination

 

Architectural Construction Documents (Working Drawings, Form of Construction Contract and Specifications)

 

Document Checking and Coordination

 

Statement of Probable Construction Costs

 

Client Consultation 

 

$15.00/sq. ft. or

5.00% of the cost of construction

Bidding or Negotiation 

Client-supplied Data/Coordination

 

Project Coordination

 

Issue Bidding Documents

 

Issue Addenda

 

Bid Evaluation

 

Construction Contract

 

Client Consultation  

 

 

 

$0.75/sq. ft. or

0.50% of the cost of construction

Construction/Contract Administration

Field Review

 

Progress Reports/Evaluation

 

Process Certificates for Payment

 

Interpretation of Contract Documents

 

Review of Shop Drawings/Samples

 

Change Orders

 

Substantial Performance Report and Certification

 

Client Consultation  

 

$3.00/sq. ft. or

2.00% of the cost of construction

 

Post Construction

Field Review

 

Deficiency Assessment

 

Review of Warranties

 

Total Performance Inspection and Certification

 

Client Consultation

 

Start-up assistance

 

One-year Warranty Inspections  

 

 

$0.75/sq. ft. or

0.50% of the cost of construction