MNB Architects
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Professional Fees

Professional fees for architectural services are generally developed as described in the American Institute of Architects document Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect. Basic services generally include architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical design services. Additional services can include any or all of the required services to complete the project and can be included as part of the total professional fee structure.
The basic fee structure can be broken down into nine phases of work consisting of the following:
Schedule of Architectural and Engineer Services 
Master Planning/Programming
Lump sum fee
Project Administration Services  5 %  of total fee
Evaluation and Planning Services 5 % of total fee
Schematic Design Documents 10 % of total fee
Design Development Documents 20 % of total fee
Construction Documents 40 % of total fee
Construction Procurement Services 5 % of total fee
Contract Administration Services 15 % of total fee
Facility Operation Services Hourly rate fee