Metroworks philosophy is that Architects fees should be related to their level of experience, expertise and to the amount of work they do rather than being entirely based on the cost of the project – why should we get paid more because you choose an expensive bath? However with that approach, it is difficult to fully detail a fee schedule until the complete scope of the project is established.
So we have a different way of getting a project started…
Rather than signing up for full architectural services from day one, Metroworks offers a staged approach. To get your project off the ground, you will be quoted a fixed fee for the first Concept Design stage of your project, with a guide to fee range for the following design and documentation stages. This allows you time to refine your design brief, as well as time to explore different design options and what can and cannot be achieved for your project. It also gives you a chance to get to know Melissa and make sure that she is the right Architect for your project!
Once the Concept Design/s are approved by you, Melissa – along with the help of an independent Cost Planning expert – will be able to provide you with a Budget Review for your project. This will give you a realistic guide to the likely construction cost, before you proceed too far into the design process, where you become more emotionally and financially committed. Fees for the remaining architectural design and documentation stages will then be based on the numbers in that first Budget Review.