Modular Services and Pricing

I believe that architecture is a service that should be available to as many people as possible. Based on my over 25 years of experience working as an architect, helping clients with projects of all sizes, I’ve learned that for many kinds of smaller projects, particularly remodeling projects, clients don’t need full architectural services. But they still want professional and artful design services, and other kinds of assistance at various times during a project’s progress. To better serve these clients, I have broken my services down into modules of discrete professional services at affordable prices.

Module 1 – Needs + Options Review

Needs + Options Review is the foundation of the Modular Services. It establishes the basic information about your needs and desires, your budget, the schedule, and the critical Planning and Building Code issues. It is your opportunity to discuss the problems as you see them and ask me about feasibility, potential solutions, budgeting, permits and schedules. Learn more about the Needs + Options Review. Price: $1500.00

Module 1 is the foundation for all of the Modular services. It may provide all the information you need to know. There are no strings attached, meaning that there is no expectation from me that you will retain me for additional services. If you do decide to retain me, you may want to consider one of the following Modules of services for specific, discrete project types.

The following Modular Services and prices are based on residential and small commercial projects of a size and scope where, per local law, a licensed architect is not required but is desired by the owner. In many cases, the services in Modules 2 through 6 can be completed within 7 to 10 days..

Module 2 – 1 or 2 Room Interior Alterations or Renovations

You receive up to 2.5 hours of design consulting for a 1 or 2 room interior alteration or remodeling, excluding significant kitchen design. This Module includes:

  • Concept sketch session
  • Schematic design drawings
  • Project completion checklist
  • My opinion of probable cost
  • Price: $1400.00

Module 3 – Whole House or Whole Condo Renovation

You receive up to 3 hours of design consulting for a whole house alteration or remodeling, excluding significant kitchen design. This Module includes:

  • Concept sketch session
  • Schematic design drawings
  • Project completion checklist
  • My opinion of probable cost
  • Price: $2550.00

Module 4 – An Addition

You receive up to 3 hours of design consulting for an addition to your house or business. This Module includes:

  • Concept sketch session
  • Schematic design drawings
  • Project completion checklist
  • My opinion of probable cost
  • Price: $2550.00

Module 5 – Kitchen Design

You receive up to 3.5 hours of design consulting for kitchen remodel. This Module includes:

  • Concept sketch session
  • Schematic design drawings
  • Project completion checklist
  • My opinion of probable cost
  • Price: $2950.00

Module 6 – A New House

You receive up to 4 hours of design consulting for a new house design. This Module includes:

  • Concept sketch session
  • Conceptual design drawings
  • Project completion checklist
  • My opinion of probable cost
  • Price: $5400.00

 

Modules 2 through 6 are the building blocks of the Modular Services. With the information, drawings and forms provided you will be able to approach builders to solicit project pricing. You will also be able to approach your local Planning and Building Departments to determine the requirements for getting a permit.

In some Bay Area municipalities, the information provided in Modules 2 through 5 may be sufficient to procure the required permits. Other municipalities, however, may require more extensive drawings and/or drawings that have been stamped and signed by a licensed architect. Any of the Modules two through six can be combined with any of the following Modules.

Module 7 – 3D Computer Renderings

Based on the schematic drawings developed for you in any one of the above Modules (2 through 6), I will develop up to three 3D computer renderings. You will receive:

  • One meeting to discuss in general terms materials, lighting and colors
  • Up to 3 views rendered in 3D based on the schematic drawings previously provided
  • Price: $1500.00.

Module 8 – Material, Fixture and Finish selection

Many of my clients enjoy selecting the materials, fixtures and finishes for their projects. Others are intimidated, don’t trust their own color sense, or simply don’t have time. For this latter group, I offer Module Eight – Material, Fixture and Finish selection services. These services are offered at a negotiated price based on a % of the construction cost (approximately 3%) and the scope of work described in the schematic drawings previously provided.

Module 9 – Construction Drawings

For those clients living in a municipality that requires more than schematic design drawings for these small projects and/or require more developed drawings that have been stamped and signed by a licensed architect, I will prepare a Bid/Permit set of documents based on the schematic drawings previously provided. These services are offered at a negotiated price based on a % of construction cost (approximately 4%).

Module 10 – Bid Analysis and Consultation

For a bidding situation including up to 4 bidding contractors, I will consult on the evaluation of the competitive bids, assisting you in your decision making process to select a contractor. Price: $950.00

Module 11 – Construction Observation

I will provide architectural consulting throughout the construction process observing and documenting the contractor’s work and progress for adherence to the contract with the owner, local codes, construction practices and design intent based on the design as it is presented to the contractor. These services are offered at a negotiated price based on a % of construction cost (approximately 3%).

 

If you have any questions about how the Modular Services might apply to your project, please contact me. For information about full architectural services on projects in California, visit my Full Services page.

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