Architect Fees | Cost to Design Floor Plan in Pakistan 2023
Updated: Aug 26
The Complete Guide About Architects: This article will help with understanding how much architects charge to design a floor plan in Pakistan.
An architect is a professional who designs, plans, and supervises the construction of new projects and then double-checks if they're built accurately. A person who is responsible for executing a specific plan.
Categories of architects in the market.
2 to 7 years
More than 7 years
3) Principal Architect
Oversees the Architectural firm
The professional architect fees of hiring in Pakistan can vary widely, depending on the scope and complexity design of the project.
1. How much do architects charge fees to design floor plans in Pakistan?
The basic architectural floor plan costs Rs 50 to Rs 100 per square foot rate (Rs 50,000 to Rs 500,000+). In this price range, architects only provide the floor plan and front elevation 3D Design.
Adding more for full house design and services, detailed drawings such as construction working drawings, and submission drawing (blueprints) documents, raise the cost to Rs200 to Rs 500 per Square foot (Rs400,000 to Rs 50,00,000+) or more. May include:
All floor plans, door, and window layout details
Exterior elevations from each side of the structure
Basement or foundation steel structure plans, including footings and retain walls details and each section drawings
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) system plans
Site visits during grey structure
Architect cost of design and plan:
Basic concept drawing plan
Rs 50,000 to Rs500,000+
Complete Architecture drawings
Rs400,000 to Rs50,00,000+
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2. Types of contracts with an architect
There are four types of contracts with an architect:
1. An hourly rates
2. Percentage of construction cost
3. A fixed price (lump sum)
4. Per square feet rates
3. Architect fees for residential projects with construction supervision?
Professional architects' charge for residential projects is 8% to 15% of the total construction cost of the new house. For 500 Square Yards Bungalow in DHA Karachi, they charge Rs10,00,000 to Rs35,00,000 depending on the size of design complexity and services included.
4. Architect other additional fees
Architects charge additional fees for revision of the floor plan or structure design, add-on services, and reimbursable expenses:
For 3D rending image charges are Rs10,000 to 50,000+ per view/image of an interior or exterior design.
Most architects charge separately for printing, photocopies, travel expenses, shipping, and carrier services fees.
If the client requests changes in design or revisions of the drawings, the architect is charged additionally.
For a quotation or BOQs of a client project, which adds on extra service and takes a lot of time the architect charges for it.
For site visits, charges are Rs5000 per visit.
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4. Why are architect fees so expensive?
The architect plans and designs a project along with his teams, such as junior architects, draftspersons, civil engineers, electrical engineers, plumbing engineers, and architecture software operators.
The whole process of planning and designing the project takes 2 to 6 months to complete.
Architects provide high-speed performance computers to their staff, which cost around 4 to 5 lacs per PC, and pay yearly software license fees in dollars.
Then there are office expenses, bills, rent, staff salaries, and other office overhead.
5. How do you know if you need the assistance of an architect?
If any of the following conditions require, you may need an architect's assistance
You're constructing a new home and require construction documents to get approvals from authorities or obtain loans.
You'll want an expert to handle the design process and plan a layout that's suitable for your family's requirements.
You want to construct a second floor or a major renovation.
You're renovating an old house
You need assistance redesigning your current home because it has issues.
Your project has structural issues that are unique or complex.
You're on a budget, and you'd like an architect to figure out how to get more features for less money.
A licensed architect stamp is required for approval of the submission drawing.
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