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- From: "Donald Bruckman" <bruckmandesign(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:01:14 -0700
Again, this is arguing across purposes. Don’t be fooled by a percentage. $400-500K doesn’t buy much house anymore, at least here in SoCal, so “full services” on such a budget is sort of crazy and never happens. I tell clients, “Why do you want to pay me to review a few hand-scribbled invoices submitted by the contractor for the 2 or 3 Johnny PickupTruck subs he’s got and formally authorize the release of funds? Why would you want to do that? Why would I want to do that?”
But FTR, were someone dumb enough to ask me to do it, such a fee on such a small project would be about right.
From: Jordan Truesdell, PE
I remember an editorial in Residential Architect about
a year or two ago where the editor stated that, for a (mid-west/west) custom
residence with a construction budget of 400-450k, her firm would generally
charge $60k for "full services." The Letters to the Editor
section of the next two issues were filled with comments that other architects
could only dream of fees that high (15%), and it was always a battle to get
more than 6%-7% (insert real estate broker rant here).
Clear as mud now, eh?
I’m trying to get a feel for a friend who is an
For those of you in Southern California (preferably
the desert areas -
Use a one story custom home of about 5,000 square feet as an example. I would appreciate any information those of you who do architecture as well as engineering can share as to your competition and what it takes for residential design fees.
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