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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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is a great designer and helped up tremendously in picking the correct cabinets - and granite and came up with a great design. The problems came after the order went in. They had supplier problems, and I had some quality issues that have never gotten resolved - by here husband Saied who handled all the installs and warranty issues. After going back and forth for almost 2 years - it looks like they are no longer in business as their website is non functional and their phone is disconnected. Bottom line - they at least made some attempt at helping you as long as you owed them money. After final payment was made - getting them to do anything for you was non-existent.
- James G.
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It was suburb! Over a space of 3 years, he designed with our architect a retaining wall 137 ft long and 34 ft tall (17 ft underground). The wall saved my home from sliding and is so well constructed and designed that it will last 200 years and will withstand a 9.0 earthquake.
- Douglas C.
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We LOVED Ed (the owner)!! He was the fourth contractor/architect who had come out to our home to discuss the addition of an in-law suite to our bi-level home. He was the ONLY one who listened to us, discussed any possible difficulties then provided solutions according to what WE wanted! He wasn't proposing grandiose options (as some of the others had done) or looking to talk us into doing more than what we wanted/needed. Ed was knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. The verbal estimate was extremely reasonable. We were very, very impressed with the initial meeting and are hoping to work with him for this addition as he left us feeling confident that our home would be in good hands. I will provide another review and/or update this one as our project progresses.
- Terry F.
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Our home was missing insulation from the attic of the home, should be R-30 or R-32, and we actually only had R-13 or R15 down the center of the home. Being a modular home, the insulation may have blown out during transit to our property. The house was build in August 2014, and luckily we discovered the need for insulation within our warranty period so it was taken care of at no cost to us.
- Page W.
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We hired
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to design a home for us. It was to be a net zero highly energy efficient home. We asked if he could do that. He said he could. We also gave him a very clear budget. He designed us a very lovely home that was in no way within our price range. We reiterated our price range. We paid him AGAIN to design it. The second design further did not fit our price range. We paid him in full and ended our relationship with him. We now have a builder who is working with us on meeting our price range. Mr.
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is calling and asking for details about our project and telling us that the plans we paid for twice are his property and that we cannot use them to get building permits unless we hire him for an additional $40,000 to oversee the builder.
- Deb H.
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The interaction was fantastic.
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's knowledge & experience combined with personality allows for an engaging conversation.
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provides many thoughtful insights not only from a structural standpoint, but from a complete design standpoint. The work-ups that he provides are extremely thorough allow for an accurate assessment of costs.
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was punctual for his appointment and punctual in the delivery of the above noted documentation. Would not hesitate to recommend
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for large scale complex projects.
- Garrison A.
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I was told the whole job would take one week to complete. First, they were supposed to start the following Monday to demolish the existing stairs, they did not show until Thursday and only partially demolished them. They did not resume the demolish and clean-up until the following week, approximately Wednesday after I called Mr.
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. It ended up taking 3 weeks because they wouldn't show up for days at a time. When they finally finished and came for the final payment, I expressed concern over the graded slope of the top landing. He said that was for the drainage. Upon consulting with an acquaintance in the construction business with pictures of the finished job, I was told that there was too much slope and it looked terrible. In addition, the 3rd step is loose and rattles with you step onto it, the joints have gaps without mortar/cement and the railing is already peeling in spots where it was not cleaned off properly. I contacted Mr.
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the following Monday about my concerns and that I wanted them corrected. Each time I called, he would promise to be there the following day to fix it. Three or four days would pass with no sign of him. I'd call again, and the same promise was made to be there the next morning. It is now 4 weeks since my first call and complaint. My husband doesn't think small claims court will do anything and it will probably cost us more money and still not get the job done. What can I do?
- Teresa B.
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It was difficult to schedule the appointment as the provider did not want to come this far away. I provided measurements and pictures. It took some time to get someone (a designer) to come. They were to make recommendations and the eventual digital pictures of their design. The recommendations seemed
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and not with my desires in mind. The pictures were not useful.
- Elizabeth C.

Architects in Arlington, WA

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A+Design

10216 256th SE
Kent

AD Shapiro Architects

18105 Sunset Way
Edmonds

Affordable Kitchen & Bath Remodel

9805 116th St
Kirkland

AKJ Architects LLC

6410 57th Ave. South
Seattle

Alcova Architecture

1725 Westlake Ave N Ste 201
Seattle

Ales Architecture

2632 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle

Alexnader Tile and Stone Inc.

8383 Veiw Park Rd.
Port Orchard

AOME Architects

1700 7th Ave
Seattle

ARCHSOFT CONSULTANTS

12006 98TH AVE NE
Kirkland

Armor Custom Buildings

1401 Marvin Rd NE, Ste 307 PMB 451
Olympia

Axis Custom Builders

19318 29th Ave SE
Bothell

BARN PROS INC

14567 169TH DR SE
Monroe

Bayne Junction Woodworks L.L.C.

po box 106
Ravensdale

Bradford Building Company

8210 Wayne Ave
Stanwood

Building Dreams LLC

164 Vista Del Mar St.
Camano Island

CAMS-USA

30245 148th ave SE
Kent

Carter Developing

4310 N Orchard St.
Tacoma

Certified Building Design Inc

4848 Pacific Ave
Tacoma

Champion Architecture

3802 COLBY AVE
Everett

Chermak Construction Inc

655 Edmonds Way
Edmonds

Classic Remodeling NW Inc

11330 4th Avenue W
Everett

Clayton Smith AIA, Architect

817A 13th Ave
Seattle

COLLINS GROUP DESIGN INC

23114 Connell's Prairie Road
Buckley

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

COOPER ARCHITECTS

958 111th Avenue NE
Bellevue

COUPE architecture

4126 40th Avenue SW
Seattle

CTA DESIGN BUILDERS

1101 N NORTHLAKE WAY
Seattle

Custom CAD & Design Solutions

5826 Robe Menzel Rd.
Granite Falls

CUSTOM FLOOR HEATING

Bellevue
Bellevue

Cutting Edge Construction Today LLC

2818 NE 178th St
Seattle

DAVE COLEMAN ARCHITECTURE

202 N 36th Street
Seattle

David Coleman / Architecture

202 N 36 Street
Seattle

DAVID VANDERVORT ARCHITECTS

2000 Fairview Ave E
Seattle

Dc-Designs

1544 Estate Place Fircrest
University Place

dean alan architects pllc

1916 Pike Pl
Seattle

Design + Make

13 217th Pl SE
Bothell

Do-it-Yourself Landscaping

23008 54th. Ave. W.
Mountlake Terrace

Don Larkin, Architect, A.I.A. pllc

6947 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.
Renton

DSDAA Architects

26828
Maple Valley Hwy #112

Dwell Builders LLC

23906 54th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace

Eagle Building Company

11248 SR 525
Clinton

Eagle Log Cabins & Timber Frame Homes

19333 1st Ave NW
Shoreline

Eggleston Farkas Architects

1821 10th Ave W
Seattle

Ellisport Engineering, Inc.

20501 81st Ave SW
Vashon

Endogenous Design

748 S 197th Street
Seattle

Eric Denny Design LLC

3726 Meridian Ave N
Seattle

Estate Homes Inc

16300 Mill Creek Blvd
Mill Creek

Estate Renovations llc

14915 38th Dr SE Unit O1131
Bothell

Everett Builders, Inc

24818 43rd Ave NE
Arlington

Frameworks Drafting and Design, LLC

1364 State Ave
Marysville

FRANKLIN | architecture

16016 Interlake Ave N
Seattle

FRED BAXTER & ASSOCIATES AIA

649 5TH ST
Mukilteo

Gelotte Hommas Architecture

3025 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue

Grace Architects PLLC

7310 15th Avenue NW
Seattle

GREIF ARCHITECTS plls

921 NE BOAT ST
Seattle

Grouparchitect

1735 Westlake Ave N
Seattle

H2D Architecture + Design

23020 Edmonds Way, #113
Edmonds

Haven Illustrated LLC

3002 34th Ave W
Seattle

Hochstrasser Architects

5801 - 80th Avebue Ct. West
University Place

HONDO LAYES ARCHITECTS

605 CARLYON AVE SE
Olympia

IHB Properties and Development, LLC

12522 28th Ave. East
Tacoma

Intepra LLC

2023 E Sims Wy #102
Port Townsend

Ironman Ornamental LLC

PO Box 77755
Seattle

J.D. Sellen Tile Company

4028 192nd Pl SW
Lynnwood

J.T. Design

14241 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd
Woodinville

Jack Poston Design

4211 28th Ave W
Seattle

JOE MYERS CONSTRUCTION

4418 128TH PL SE
Everett

KEARSLEY HOMES INC

6631 NORMA BEACH RD
Edmonds

KRAUSE DESIGNS

19744 NE 156th Pl
Woodinville

Kristina Ciccu Interior Design

12034 40th Ave NE
Seattle

L&R Creations & Construction

16414 34th st ne
Snohomish

Land King

1347 120TH AVE NE
Bellevue

Laura Kraft - Architect

7276 29th Ave. N.E.
Seattle

LEE KIRK ARCHITECTURE

19037 NE 167TH ST
Woodinville

Les White Construction LLC

308 73rd St SW
Everett

Lewis Construction Group

PO Box 248
Edmonds

Linc's General Contractor LLC

20259 SE 206th St
Maple Valley

LJB Designs LLC

111 Market St Ne
Olympia

Loco legos construction inc

32152 18th ave se
Seattle

Mark Parker Architects PLLC

1115 North 40th St.
Seattle

Masterson Studio

3131 WESTERN AVENUE #316
Seattle

McKeown James M Stained Glass Studio

8310 228th Steet SW
Edmonds

META Architects LLC

2654 47th Ave SW
Seattle

MIDORI YOSHIKAWA INTERIOR DESIGN INC

13000 BEL RED ROAD
Bellevue

MILES YANICK & CO Architects, Land Planners

600 WINSLOW WAY E
Bainbridge Island

MINAKER ARCHITECTURE

PO Box 464
Arlington

Mithun

1201 ALASKAN WAY
Seattle

Mitra Mohandessi Architecture

15912 252nd Ave SE
Issaquah

Morgan Design Group LLC

11207 Fremont Ave N
Seattle

MultiFaceted Group

11508 NE 20th St.
Bellevue

N 3 Architects, LLC

3218 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle

Nickerson Engineering LLC

2221 Everett Avenue
Everett

NuttyCAD

6300 139th AVE SE
Snohomish

NW Mountain Builders

PO Box 789
Duvall

NW Quality Remodel & Deck LLC

15414 91st Ave SE
Snohomish

Olson Kundig Architects

159 S Jackson St Ste 600
Seattle

Pan Abode Cedar Homes Inc

1100 Maple Ave SW
Renton

Paul J. Eberharter, Architect

6997 NE Eisenhardt Ln
Poulsbo

PAULSEN

5638 SW Haines St

PB Construction LLC

4701 South West Admiral Way
Seattle

PETER D SWINDLEY ARCHITECTS

2223 112TH AVE NE
Bellevue

Plan Create Build services

7960 170th Ave NE
Redmond

Plan One-Fine Home Design

2470 Westlake Ave N
Seattle

Prism Graphics Inc.

7609 5th Ave S
Seattle

QUIRK

943 22nd Ave
Seattle

R & R Combined Services

15030 NE 9th Pl
Bellevue

Rasmusson Architecture

4112 SW Frontenac St
Seattle

Redhawk Group, LLC

950 N. 72nd St
Seattle

REHAB LLC

PO Box 641
Arlington

RENOVATION DESIGN GROUP

824 S 400 W Ste B123

RGR Northwest, Inc.

11904 215th St. E.
Graham

RH DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION INC

3920 N 13TH ST
Tacoma

Rick Thiele Builder Remodeler Inc.

24219 SE 436th St
Enumclaw

RIDDLE CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

13606 WOODINVILLE REDMOND RD
Redmond

Robert Opheim Architect

668 Gladstone Drive
Camano Island

Rolyn Companies, Inc.

5706 Frederick Ave

ROM ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

2212 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle

Russ Crandall & Assoc

11005 23rd Ave NE
Seattle

Russell Design Source

245 4th St. #501
Bremerton

RUTLEDGE MAUL ARCHITECTS

19940 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline

Ryner Homes

Snohomish

Seattle Remodeling Co

16723 Larch Way
Lynnwood

SeattleHome.com - SeattleCondo.com

2111 N Northgate Way
Seattle

Shuler Architecture

810 NW 61st St
Seattle

Soleil By Design LLC

PO Box 1296
Mukilteo

Sound floors llc

8725 124th st.e
Puyallup

Sound Striping

14626 SE 244th St
Kent

Steve Moe Design & Planning

#9 Lk Bellevue Dr, Suite #202
Bellevue

STEVEN DONA ARCHITECTURE

12040 98TH AVE NE
Kirkland

Studio Home

3106 Bridgeport Way West
University Place

Sturdy Structures Inc.

7532 18th Ave NE
Seattle

Taisey Design and Construction

3703 288th St NW
Stanwood

Tath Hossfeld Designs

5701 6th Ave S
Seattle

TDSA Architecture

29607 4th Ave S
Federal Way

Terrapin Architecture PC

727 Taylor St.
Port Townsend

The Original Tiny House LLC

5044 114th Ave NE
Kirkland

THE WOOL-ZEE COMPANY INC

814 Dupont St
Bellingham

Three Nail Designs

19403 Valley View Dr
Arlington

TILES OF AMERICA, INC.

12037 124th Ave NE
Kirkland

TMarieDesigns

6130 171st Ave SE
Snohomish

Tom Miller Construction

25571 State Rt
Cle Elum

Tuckers Cabinets Co

1625 M St NE
Auburn

URBAN GROUP

2021 NE KATSURA ST
Issaquah

VanCleave Homes

@gmail
Tacoma

WA Remodeling Inc

12823 Lost Lake Rd
Snohomish

WeHoneyDo.com Service Companies

10035 Main St
Bothell

Weinstein Construction and Design Inc

704 228th Ave NE
Sammamish

westerbeck|architecture

6610 NE 154th St
Kenmore

Whidbey Design & Home Inspection, LLC

1664 Carlton Way
Oak Harbor

Whitney Architecure

1537 NW Ballard Way
Seattle

Yellow Moon Construction

20126 Ballinger way NE #248
Seattle

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