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.