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I am with you, are you willing to multiply your liability 100 times on the design of the original.  Ask for a re-use fee as a percentage of the original.  10 to 20 percent seems fair to me.  If they dont like it say bye bye.  You are right, condo conversions are very popular these days

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I have a project which consists of an eight-unit, three story apartment 
building block that will be repeated about 100 times on the same site, 
totaling 800 or so apartment units to be owned, built, and maintained as a 
rental property by the same developer.

In negotiating the structural design fee, I am asking for a lump sum fee for 
the model building plus an additional per use fee for each additional 
building to be built on the site. The architect has agreed to waive his 
rights to the "reuse fee" and accepted a fee and liability for the design of 
the model building only. 

The owner wants me to accept the same arrangement as the architect has agreed 
to, but I am not comfortable with that and am about the inform the architect 
of my disinterest. Before I do that, I would appreciate some comments from 
others who had similar experiences. Remember that these are apartment 
buildings and not condominium units. However, my feeling is that it may be 
possible to convert the apartments into condominiums in the future.

Any thoughts?


Oshin Tosounian, S.E.