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In general, fees vary as the cost of construction goes up. For estimating purposes, it's simplest to think of the design and supervision fees as a percentage of construction fees.  <glossary>Soft costs</glossary> can vary between 15 and 40 percent, depending on the cost of construction. Design fees for residential...

The final draft of the complete design, or construction documents are submitted to the city Planning and Building Departments for review.  If the project is an interior remodel then it will not be subject to Planning review and in some cities may obtain an over-the-counter...

Good design takes time.  The design process for a remodel may take four to six months or longer. The design of an addition or new construction can be twice as long.  Once the design is complete, the project will go through the permit process and only...