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Ghassem Khosrownia,

For a typical architectural building, the structure represents about 15 to 25 
percent of the building's construction cost, excluding site development 
costs.  Therefore, assuming the architect gets a *reasonable* fee for the 
project, the structural fee should be 15 to 25 percent of the architect's 
fee.  For a more definitive distribution, including fees architects *should* 
get, see the explanation section at the back of Means Construction Estimating 
Manuals.

Years ago, an architect remarked that on one building he paid 60 percent of 
the architectural fee to the structural engineer and made more on that 
project than he had on any other project.  The project:  a parking garage.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona