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Hiring Local Building Architects

Architects can help to plan and design new homes, commercial buildings, offices, shopping centers, and many other structures or public places. Most architects have a college degree and completed an internship or apprenticeship to gain the required experience to pass certification.


  1. How much do architects typically charge?

    The average cost to hire a pest control pro is between $100 and $250 per month.

  2. How much are typical architect drawings or plan costs?

    The average cost for architect drawings or submitted plans is around 10% and 15% of the project or about $1,000 for every $10,000 spent. A project that costs around $50,000 would be about $5,000. 

  3. Should architects or commercial designers be certified or licensed?

    Yes. Each state has their own requirements for licensing and certification for architects. Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local architect guidelines.

  4. What questions should I ask an architect or home designer?

    There are several questions or things to know before hiring an architect to do any work for your home.

    •   Can you provide examples of your work or renderings?

    •   How do you recommended staying on budget?

    •   How much do you they charge?

  5. How many architects are in the US?

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020, there were 129,900 working architects employed in the US. Their average salary is $39.58 per hour, with an annual wage of $82,320.