Architect Consultant Agreement

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Updated May 31, 2022

The architect consultant agreement is a standard service contract that outlines the scope of work between a consultant and a client. The architect will enter their services provided and the rate per hour ($/hr). The services provided should be a broad description of the project. Any plans and drawings made should be attached to the agreement.

Retainer – A deposit made on the future work of the architect. If the client cancels the project, the balance remaining on the retainer is most commonly non-refundable.

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What Does an Architect Do?

Easy as 123

  1. Design
  2. Plan
  3. Develop

An architect provides a professional service, licensed in every State, that involves designing, planning, and assisting wherever possible to help develop a project. An architect is fully capable of creating residential and commercial structures. A good architect attempts a perfect balance between a property’s aesthetic beauty and build-quality.

How to Become an Architect

The certification of being an architect depends on the State the individual practices. In most States, the following is required:

  • Educational Requirements: 5 years and a degree by NAAB or CACB.
  • Internship: Commonly 2-3 years

How Much Do Architects Make?

An architect’s pay is entirely based on their experience. A principal architect, for example, is commonly in charge of the job administering work to any lower-level “junior” architects. On larger projects, a principal architect is paid hundreds of dollars per hour.

  • Salary: $79,380/yr (source: BLS)
  • Hourly Rate: $38.16/hr (source: BLS)