# 1) CONSTRUCTION COST CALCULATOR

Ballpark construction costs can be calculated on a square foot basis.

All square feet are not created equally, for example:

• kitchens cost significantly more than bedrooms
• highly detailed work costs more than minimally detailed work
• granite tops cost more than formica (obviously), but may be cheaper than some composites!

But the following broad price ranges can be predicted:

1. Residential, New Construction:   \$150 to \$350 per square foot.
2. Residential, Remodeling:   \$100 to \$300 per square foot.
3. Commercial, New Construction: \$100 to \$200 per square foot.
4. Commercial, Remodeling:  \$50 to \$150 per square foot.

Major factors that influence the cost include:

• The size of your project. The efficiency phenomenon know as "economy-of-scale" actually makes a larger project more economical to build (per square foot) than a smaller project.
• Your "quality" expectations for material selections.
• Your "level-of-detail" expectations for the drawings. ﻿

# 2) ARCHITECTURAL FEE CALCULATOR

Ballpark architectural fees can be calculated on a sliding scale, parallel with construction cost "economy-of-scale" and "level-of-detail" predictions.

For construction costs under \$100,000 the architectural fee may be 5.5%+

1. If construction cost is \$100,000 to \$200,000 architectural fee may be 5.0%+
2. If construction cost is \$200,000 to \$400,000 architectural fee may be 4.5%+
3. If construction cost is \$400,000 to \$600,000 architectural fee may be 4.0%+
4. If construction cost is \$600,000 to \$800,000 architectural fee may be 3.5%+
5. If construction cost is \$800,000 to 1.0 million architectural fee may be 3.0%+
6. If construction cost is 1.0 to 1.5 million the architectural fee may be 2.75%+
7. If construction cost is 1.5 to 2.0 million the architectural fee may be 2.5%+

These numbers represent a "typical" package of preliminary design, design development, and construction document drawings. Your needs may vary...see my services page.﻿