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Assuming this is new single family residential

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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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Architects in Fuquay Varina, NC

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AArchitectural

3818 Teer Road
Chapel Hill

Abode Interiors Inc

1415 Infinity Ln
Raleigh

Advanced Granite Recycling

10135 division dr
Raleigh

AFRI LOGISTICS LLC

P O Box 97005
Raleigh

ALICIA RAVETTO

1459 Redbud
Pittsboro

Alston Architectural

3818 Teer Road
Chapel Hill

Andrew Osterlund, Architect, PLLC

7 W Hargett St
Raleigh

ANDRON ARCHITECTS & ASSOC

11312 SADDLEVIEW CT
Raleigh

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

515 N MAIN ST
Fuquay Varina

Artrageous-Art.com

308 Brodie Lloyd Ct
Cary

Artrageous-Art.com

308 Brodie Lloyd Ct
Cary

CAN DECORATIVE PAINT & DESIGN

607 HIGHLAND TRL
Chapel Hill

CAROLINA CUSTOM BUILDERS

4905 DEPARTURE DR
Raleigh

CB Pugh Enterprises

814 Postell St
Raleigh

Ceramic Solutions

7321 Trevorwood Drive
Willow Spring

Christian Storage Buildings

3913 Britt Dawn Lane
Zebulon

Christopher's Design Studio

4808 Old Faison Road

Clear Vision Designs

125 Star Magnolia Dr.
Morrisville

Cole Restoration Services

81 River Forest Drive
Pittsboro

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Concrete Designs Inc

3101 Willow Creek dr
Wake Forest

CRABTREE CREATIONS

1311 PATTERSON RD
Durham

Creative Design Builders Inc

2620 Yonkers Road
Raleigh

CSD Surveying, Inc.

1104 Lake Ridge Dr
Creedmoor

David Price Construction, LLC

2701 Ashland St
Raleigh

DESIGN COLLABORATION

PO Box 55
Fuquay Varina

DesignSynergy, PA

7320 Old Hundred Rd
Raleigh

Discount Roofing and Siding

PO Box 91512
Raleigh

DOUGLAS CONTRACTING

2405 Andor Pl
Raleigh

EIDOLON DESIGNS

414 Dupont Circle
Raleigh

emma delon

2408 Reichard St.
Durham

Essential Property Professionals LLC

4208 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh

Geller Design Services

7501 Fairlawn Dr
Raleigh

Gutter Glove of North Carolina LLC

9650 Strickland Rd
Raleigh

Heartridge Builders, LLC

175 Brown Bear
Chapel Hill

Help Me Rhonda Interiors

1600 Heritage Commerce Ct
Wake Forest

Home Improvement by Bill and Mark

2 Barnsdale Court
Durham

HOME REVISION LLC

2777 Brentwood Rd. #41352
Raleigh

Houseplan Designworks

103 S Main St
Stanley

Industrial & Residential Services

315 Travel Lite Dr
Raleigh

JACS NC, LLC.

4724 Hargrove Road
Raleigh

JAY FULKERSON

2122 RIDGEWOOD RD
Chapel Hill

Johnson Designs

1129 Dove Ridge Road
Bahama

JSTek Innovations, Inc

8105 Huskfield Ct.
Apex

Leisure Landscapes

8109 Wake Forest Hwy
Durham

LUCY CAROL DAVIS ASSOC

976 AIRPORT RD
Chapel Hill

Luxury Living Scapes, Inc.

2528 S Alston Ave
Raleigh

MC GAHEY DESIGN

404 RALEIGH ST
Fuquay Varina

McClancy Engineering

102 Murdock Creek Ct
Cary, Nc

North Carolina Lighting Design

307 E Hill St
Benson

Paragon Building Group, Inc.

829 Purser Drive
Raleigh

Paynes stained Glass

17 Paynes Rd
Pittsboro

Quality Renovations

9817 Burnette Pl
Raleigh

RIDDLE

7 E. South St.
Raleigh

Roseman Enterprises, Inc (dba FASTHELP

135 Victoria Hills Drive
Fuquay Varina

Scotts Customs, LLC

2695 Government Road
Clayton

Sean J. Tobin, Architect

4929 Brookhurst Pl
Raleigh

Sigmon Construction Co

4020 Barrett Dr
Raleigh

Simplex Industries

1 Simplex Dr.

SMITH SINNETT ASSOC

4600 LAKE BOONE TRL
Raleigh

Sorensen Contracting Corp

PO Box 1105
Fuquay Varina

Southern Home Designs NC

1010 Fire Tower Rd
Carthage

Structure Elite Builders Inc

4912 Torry Ridge Rd
Raleigh

Sullivan Builder

Fuquay Varina

The Clauson Law Firm, PLLC

5306 NC Highway 55, Ste 101
Durham

The Surrell Group: LLC

3222 Ode Turner Rd
Hillsborough

Tieman Contracting

119 Willowcroft Ct
Garner

TONY L JOHNSON ARCHITECT PA

2008 ELIZABETH CT
Clayton

Vega Masonry

806 Mayo St
Durham

Woodmaster Woodworks Inc

1423-300 Wait Ave
Wake Forest

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