How Much Does an Architect Charge in San Antonio?


While every architect has their own way of charging, it also depends on the complexity of the design and if the architect will need to be involved during the construction process.  Architect fees are usually charged by a percentage of construction costs ( 5% to 20% of the project).  Some projects that are smaller may be charge by the hour.   How an architect charges depends on the firm, the nature of the job, what part of the country you’re in, the economy, and your skill at negotiating.  According to Home Advisor, here are what the average hourly rates are for different architect levels:

  • Principal: $135-$175. The Principal is the overseer of the entire architectural firm.
  • Project Manager: $95. They usually have more than 10 years of experience and are usually responsible for a number of projects or teams, including client contact, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Intern Architect II: $80. 6 to 8 years of experience, they handle the daily design or technical developments on a project.
  • Intern Architect I: $65. 3 to 5 years experience, they handle specific parts of the project according to parameters set by others.


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