Fee Structure

Bringing the Best Value to Your Design

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handshakeAt ARC International, we work best with clients that understand the enduring value of our work. Our clients recognize that the financial investment made in the design will be paid back many times over through function, aesthetics, image, and longevity of the physical structure.

Historically, an architect’s fees are calculated as a percentage of the cost of the project. The potential conflict of interest is easily seen: The more the project costs, the more the architect gets paid.

In order to be fair and up-front, we charge standard hourly rates regardless of the building cost of your project. Because our fees reflect the value of our time, creativity and expertise, we are motivated to make your cost concerns one of our priorities. We have a reputation for cutting out unnecessary expenses from a design. We work hard to reduce construction costs even as we are maintaining high standards for all material and workmanship throughout all phases of the project. We also use a “transparent billing system” that allows you to track our fees and expenses at every stage.

When it comes to the bottom line, the fee structure at ARC International is just one more way we bring the best value to your design.

When steel prices began to climb during the construction phase of First Western Gateway, ARC International worked diligently to secure the best prices. I’m guessing that they helped save over $200,000 on the cost of structural steel alone.

-Jim Scull.