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Does an architect add substantial cost to a project?



An architect’s fees are not insignificant, but they must be considered in a wider context. Some architects charge 12-15% of a project’s budget. Retaining M. Grisafe, with their client-centric approach, usually is equivalent to 6-10% of a project budget. Regardless of relative cost, a better question to ask is, “With an architect, can the investment I’m putting into my project deliver stronger benefits to my business or family?” The answer is yes.

When project budgets are in the five-figure to seven-figure range, professional architecture services can be critically important. At this project level, clients need to protect their project from expensive mistakes and delays. A good architect’s precision and wisdom helps small businesses and homeowners get the most from their investment.