I provide architectural services
on a consulting basis.
My billable rate is $80 per hour.

Certain design activities have a consistency which permits them to be budgeted as follows:
  • Sketch Sessions, 1-3 hours ($80 - $240)
  • Site Measurements, 3-5 hours ($240 - $400)
  • Schematic Design, 20 hours ($1,600)
For a project of a substantial size ($100,000 construction cost), it would be reasonable to budget a total architectural fee of 5% of construction cost.
A small project should be budgeted higher, and larger projects could result in a fee less than 5%.
Since all design services are customized to the individual project and its particular requirements, these are guides for budgeting, and are not guarantees of any cost of service.
Construction documents and the architect's involvement during the construction process would be included in the total architectural fee using the rules of thumb described above.
Variances, and other services which are entirely tied to the nature of the particular project should be accounted for in addition to these guides.

327 South Geneva Street
Ithaca, New York 14850

tel. 607-277-2701
cell 607-275-7000

Specializing in Residential Design since 1995
Flatfield Designs
Daniel R. Hirtler
Registered Architect