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Architect FAQ

Architects can help to plan and design new homes, commercial buildings, offices, shopping centers, and many other structures or public places.  Most architects have a college degree and completed an internship or apprenticeship to gain the required experience to pass certification.

1. How much do architects typically charge?

Answer: The average cost to hire a pest control pro is between $100 - $250 dollars per month.

2. How much are typical architect drawings or plan costs?

Answer: The average cost for architect drawings or submitted plans is around 10% - 15% of the project or about $1000 for every $10,000 spent.  A project that costs around $50,000 would be about $5,000. 

3. Should architects or commerical designers be certified or licensed?

Answer: Yes.  Each state has their own requirements for licensing and certification for architects.  Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local architect guidelines.

4. What questions should I ask an architect or home designer?

Answer: There are several questions or things to know before hiring an architect to do any work for your home.

  * Can you provide examples of your work or renderings?

  * How do you recommended staying on buget?

  * How much do you they charge?

5. How many architects are in the US?

Answer: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016, there are 128,800 working architects employed in the US.  Their average salary is $37.72 per hour, with an annual wage of $78,470.