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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

What do house plans consist of?

In a house plan, you can expect to see an overview of the construction site, floor plans, roof plans, foundation plans, electrical plans, exterior elevation and more. Always ask your architect what they plan to include in your house plan.

Reviews for Perrysburg architects
Jay O.
NEVER HIRE GEORGE!!! He is the worst choice to make for your construction plans, he cannot/will not produce permit ready plans. First off he requested we contact outside of thumbtack to avoid their fees even though I found him on thumbtack. I went along. I had a simple addition project George quoted 1700 then sent a bill for 1800. This was the least of my worries. He gave me date of completion and was late by many weeks. The drawings were incomplete mislabeled and missing multiple details any “architect” would not skip. I provided cad drawings of my existing structure and it looked like he didn’t even look at them or the measurements. He delivered drawings that had doors drawn over windows missing sections and areas where the lines just ended. He said it would be fine to turn it in. Upon turning the plans into county inspectors for permitting there was 27! requested revisions. I contacted George and he insisted he knew better than the inspector and decided to fight most of the revisions. The revisions he did do were not complete or detailed enough for the inspector. Mind you I had to print 2 copy’s of 12 sheets each time at 10$ a page. Then the inspector gave instructions how to rectify these issues, George fought them and assured me he knew best. For these revisions he wanted more money I said if they passed but they did not pass. He never sent these drawings only a preview without doing the work he was charging for. Then he decided to send threatening emails. He wanted payment for services not rendered or facilitated. He wanted to be paid for a preview that was not what I or my county inspectors requested. He has went as far as threatening to foreclose on my house. Mind you he was charging more than the initial fee for a page of recommended revisions. George is a predatory businessman. He will prey on a customer’s lack of architectural trade knowledge and nickel and dime relentlessly. He would not meet me in person and said in multiple emails he will not read complete emails as he says he doesn’t has time. But he has time to take my money and threaten me. Needless to say I’m out of luck and George has put my project back by at least one year. I was just trying to hire someone for my drawings and got swindled out of money by a predatory businessman. If you are looking to get architectural drawings DO NOT hire George. Find literally anyone else.
George Morkos, Assoc. AIAGeorge Morkos, Assoc. AIA
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