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-Olivier L.

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Assuming this is new single family residential

makes the answer more simple.

Small towns = small fees and ability to trunkate the voulme of plans required to insure a good job.  It's from this perspective I'll attempt to corral these wild horses, answers architect have given prior.

 

Always attempt to get a by-the-hour rate, never a $/sf - they know how to play the game better than you in the latter and the former honesty is guaranteed by their state license board.

 

Never accept draftsmen to be placed in charge of your project, regardless of architect, engineer, surveyor, etc. even though rates may be charged lower, the product quality is even less than these charges with plenty of errors/omissions/oversights in planning when the licensed overseeer gets busy on other projects.

 

If you like the projects produced, obtain favorable references, then the hourly rate should be $60-120/hr small town.  No, you don't associate cost vs quality.  Look at overhead, employees ... if pronounced, then your fees go to pay for all these = less money/time devoted to your project.

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Architect first - for around $1000 typically you will get site consultation, a few sketches showing what you said you wanted, and a preliminary (by the book) cost estimate - that you can use to figure if your budget or scope of work needs major adjustment. Then, if you go ahead, typically about 10-20% of total project cost for complete plans and specs (including above cost), depending on complexity and level of interior design detail, and if construction inspection services are included.

 


 
 
Generally, nothing is free with an architect - unlike a contractor where a bit of consultation and a rough estimate is a lead-in to the actual work he hopes to get (the construction/repair) and part of his bidding cost, an architect (and engineer) makes his living giving advice and consultation and developing designs and cost estimates - so giving it away for free is sort of like a dentist doing sample fillings for free. Some will come to your house to discuss your concepts for 15-20 minutes for free, basically to see if they want to take you on as a client or feel your job is the type or size they want, but you should expect little or nothing in the way of a design or cost estimate for free - the most you might get would be an opinion on whether it sounds, off the cuff, like your budget is roughly in line with your desired scope of the project.
 
 
On more complex or up-scale remodels, it is not unusual to contact several architecture firms and request proposals - where they basically come see the site, then give you a sketch or few or more common today, computer-generated altered photos of your place, showing conceptually what they can do for you, then you choose the one you like the most and go with that one for final design. Typically $500-1000 range fee (each) to get that done for small jobs, larger jobs will typically be no charge but that assumes probably $25-50,000 plus anticipated fees if they get the job.
 
 
Bear in mind in the latter scenario you cannot pick and choose betweenthe best parts of each proposal - the architect owns the design and it is copyrighted, so while you can choose bui9lding elements (dormers, bay windows, etc) from any of the proposals, specific design or color combinations are copyrighted by the proposer.
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Architect reviews in Asheville

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We worked with
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on a residence
and felt we could not have been in better hands. They take a lot of time
to understand client needs and wants, while also advising on the best
ideas to fit a specific site.
Asheville  Architects Provider Name Locked

are experts at creating beautiful yet highly functional spaces, with an
emphasis on natural materials and energy efficient design. They are
also skilled communicators, and work to make sure clients understand
every step of the design process, while actively seeking client input at
key phases along the way. Five plus years after completion, we are
still amazed and delighted every day by the lovely spaces within our
home.
- Aris B.
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Rating
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is very responsive and polite person. I was looking for someone to design small renovations in our house.
Asheville  Architects Provider Name Locked
came within 1 week and spent a half hour with us just looking at our house and chatting with us about what he could do for us. He gave us an estimate of what he thought it would cost us for him to draw the design. He was very gracious and helpful. We ended up not going with him because we wanted to have someone who could both design and build. But I would definitely contact
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if I had a large scale need.
- Aruna J.
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was very responsive and communicated well during the entire process of designing the house plans I'll use to build my first home. I chose one of his stock plans which he modified it to suit my needs. The plan I ended up with really matched my vision for the house I plan to build. He advised me when ideas I had weren't architecturally appropriate and he was quite capable in making the desired changes I wanted such as an additional small bedroom on the main floor and rearranging various windows and doors. Overall he was very easy to work with and I'm very pleased with the final result. I recommend him highly.
- James A.

Architects in Asheville

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A HAMLIN CONSTRUCTION CO

556 POND RD
Asheville

A-Team Energy

131 Garren Creek Rd
Fairview

ACANTHUS DESIGN STUDIO

70 KENILWORTH RD
Asheville

AGS CONSTRUCTION SVC

184 HEATHER DOWNS DR
Alexander

American Garage

6130 Asheville Hwy
Pisgah Forest

ANDREW A WILLETT ARCHITECT PA

88 CHURCH ST
Asheville

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

56 COLLEGE ST
Asheville

ARCHITECTURAL WINDOWS & DOORS

1257 SWEETEN CREEK RD
Asheville

Asheville Cabinets.com

1154 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville

Barefoot Brothers Service Company

P.O. Box 18811
Asheville

BARKER CONSTRUCTION

70 HUCKLEBERRY LN
Waynesville

BEAU WELLING DESIGN

21 Battery Park Ave Apt 202
Asheville

BENJAMIN M JONES ARCHITECTS

400 N GRIFFING BLVD
Asheville

BILL ASHE ARCHITECT

633 UPPER HERRON COVE RD
Asheville

Blue Ridge Kitchen Design, Inc.

Post Office Box 8034
Asheville

BOONE ASSOC

325 AIKEN RD
Asheville

BOWERS ELLIS & WATSON

14 S Pack Sq # 400
Asheville

Branch Water Builders

412 Hidaway Cove
Hendersonville

BRUCE JOHNSON ARCHITECTURE

66 FOREST RD
Asheville

C CRAWFORD MURPHY ARCHITECT

10 N SPRUCE ST
Asheville

CALLOWAY JOHNSON MOORE & WEST

1 PAGE AVE
Asheville

CAMILLE-ALBERICE ARCHITECTS

12 S LEXINGTON AVE
Asheville

Carlton Architecture +DesignBuild

82 Patton Ave
Asheville

Carolina Home Lift LLC

PO Box 6511
Hendersonville

Cemex

190 Meadow Rd
Asheville

CHRIS ALEX ROGERS

34 WALL ST
Asheville

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

CORT ARCHITECTURAL GROUP

239 HAYWOOD ST
Asheville

DECHANT ARCHITECTURE

80 Wembley Rd
Asheville

EDWIN T MEEK

22 S PACK SQ
Asheville

FISHER ARCHITECTS

351 MERRIMON AVE
Asheville

Form & Function Architecture

54 1/2 Broadway St
Asheville

FRED E REIDINGER

44 W JORDAN ST
Brevard

GEORGE STOWE

184 E CHESTNUT ST
Asheville

GLAZER ARCHITECTURE

78 1/2 PATTON AVE
Asheville

Gutter Glove of North Carolina LLC

9650 Strickland Rd
Raleigh

Handy Home Helpers

68 Wild Turkey Trail
Hendersonville

HomeSource Design Center

172 Charlotte Street
Asheville

JACQUELYN SCHAUER ARCHITECTS

12 WALL ST
Asheville

Judd Builders

2349 Hendersonville Rd
Arden

K H WAGSTAFF

50 GLENDALE AVE
Asheville

KEITH HARGROVE

795 MERRIMON AVE
Asheville

KINGSTON ARCHITECTURE

1 MADELINE AVE
Asheville

LEGERTON ARCHITECTURE PA

21 N LIBERTY ST
Asheville

Lighthouse Construction

17 Lunar Way
Leicester

Living Stone Construction

706 NC Highway 9
Black Mountain

LQ DESIGN OPTIONS

108 Hazelwood Avenue
Waynesville

LUNOW ARCHITECTURE

60 GARLAND DR
Asheville

M C SQUARED

2002 RIVERSIDE DR
Asheville

MARK F SINSKY FINE CUSTOM HMS

1 WILD CHERRY RD
Asheville

MASTERS GENTRY ARCHITECTS PA

111 E CHESTNUT ST
Asheville

MATHEWS ARCHITECTURE PA

34 WALL ST
Asheville

MICHAEL J MC DONOUGH ARCH

171 MONTFORD AVE
Asheville

MICHAEL ROUSE

37 WOODVALE AVE
Asheville

Milestone Contracting

200 Olde Eastwood Village
Asheville

MW ARCHITECTURE

11205 Lawyers Road
Charlotte

Nemec Construction, LLC

PO Box 300
Swannanoa

PADGETT & FREEMAN ARCHITECTS

30 CHOCTAW ST
Asheville

PBC & L ARCHITECTS

1 W PACK SQ
Asheville

PETER G KNOWLAND

2 HERMAN AVENUE EXT
Asheville

PETRI ARCHITECTURE, PA

PO Box 550
Arden

R S GRIFFIN ARCHITECTS

1 VILLAGE LN
Asheville

RAYMOND W SMITH RESIDENTIAL

1509 Kentmere Ln
Asheville

RESTORATION BUILDERS LLC

184 E CHESTNUT ST
Asheville

Retro Fit Design & Drafting

16 Mt Vernon Alley N
Asheville

Reynolds Services Inc

714 Newfound Rd
Leicester

Rick Jack/architect

25 Hemlock Ridge Rd.
Leicester

ROBERTS ARCHITECTS

166 E CHESTNUT ST
Asheville

ROGERS/CHENEVERT ARCHITECTS

41 McDade St
Asheville

Round Mountain Builders

19 Benchmark Rd
Black Mountain

SCHRADER DESIGN

22 FINALEE AVE
Asheville

SDMdesign Inc

460 Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy
Asheville

SHELDON H WINICK

4 HAMPSTEAD RD
Asheville

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

Sorin Architecture PLLC

8 Magnolia Ave
Asheville

SPACEPLAN ARCHITECTURE

4 Olde Eastwood Village Blvd Ste 201
Asheville

Sparc Design

35 Haywood St Ste 203
Asheville

SPIVEY & WOODS ARCHITECTS

32 HENDERSONVILLE RD
Asheville

STONE COTTAGE DESIGN WORKS

1220 N MAIN ST
Hendersonville

STRATTON DESIGN GROUP

p.o. box 1006
Skyland

Sustainable Logic, INC

1141 SE 6th Terrace

Synergy Building Concepts

50 Hillcrest Drive
Weaverville

T's Construction and Property Preservation

111 N Mapleton Dr
East Flat Rock

TAYLOR & MURPHY CONSTR FIELD

298 SMOKEY PARK HWY
Asheville

The Buddha Man Handyman

16 Vance Crescent Street
Asheville

The Hands of Sean Perry Co.

250 Haywood Rd
Asheville

VICTOUR CAMILE

93 CHURCH ST
Asheville

WAGNER TREE EXPERTS INC

PO Box 448
Black Mountain

WHAT ON EARTH ARCHITECTURE

6 RICHARD ST
Asheville

WIEGMAN ARCHITECTURE

3 ORCHARD RIDGE DR
Asheville

WILLIAM DODGE ARCHITECT

1095 HENDERSONVILLE RD
Asheville

WILLIAM LANGDON & ASSOC

8 COLLEGE ST
Asheville

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