Heitzman Architects Professional Fees

  • House Additions and Remodeling Projects: 10% of Construction Costs 
  • New Custom Houses: 12% of Construction Costs 
  • Other New Buildings: 7% of Construction Costs 

Fees include the following services: 

  • Site Analysis: With your input, we create a program – a list of functional requirements for the project. 
  • Building Code and Zoning Analysis 
  • Measured Drawings 
  • Schematic Design: Creation of one or more plans which satisfy the program. 
  • Design Development: Refined plans, elevations of the exterior, preliminary details, and specifications. 
  • Structural Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering: Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning design. 
  • Sustainability Analysis 
  • Electrical Engineering: Power, lighting, telephone, computer network distribution, intercom system, and fire alarm. 
  • Plumbing Engineering: Sanitary and storm sewer, water, and fire sprinkler. 
  • 3-Dimensional Physical Study Model or 3D Computer Imaging 
  • Construction Documents: Drawings and specifications from which the project will be bid and built. 
  • Quality Control Checking and Peer Review 
  • Bidding to Three or More General Contractors 
  • Bid Analysis and Negotiation 
  • Preparation of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor 
  • Construction Administration: Meeting with the general contractor and sub-contractors once a week during construction. 
  • Inspection of Construction, Approval, and Certification of Contractor’s Pay Requests 
  • Review of Contractors’ Waivers of Lien 
  • Monitoring Contractor’s Schedule 
  • Review and Approve Shop Drawings and Samples 
  • Prepare a Punch List of Work to be Completed 
  • Issue Certificate of Substantial Completion and Project Close-Out 
  • Architectural General Consultation: $100.00 per hour 
  • Feasibility Studies: 2% of project budget 
  • Interior Design: $150.00 per hour 
  • Interior Purchasing: 15% of the discounted cost of furniture and materials purchased 
  • Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering Consultation: $150.00 – $200.00 per hour 
  • Construction Cost Estimating: 2% of the construction budget 
  • Detailed Scale Models: $2,000.00 to $7,000.00 
  • Colored Photo-Realistic Rendering: $3,000.00 
  • Boundary Survey: $2,000.00 for a typical house lot 
  • Civil Engineering: Topographic survey, site grading, and drainage design: $6,000.00 for a typical house 
  • Soil Boring Analysis $2,000.00 for a typical house – 2 borings 
  • Testing for Hazardous Materials: $1,500.00 
  • Review of Contractors’ Qualifications: Included in fee 
  • Building Permit Standard Plan Review Online Submittal: Included in the fee 
  • Building Permit Self-Certification for Eligible Chicago Project: $1,000.00 
  • Historic Research: $100.00 per hour 
  • Preservation Tax Assessment Freeze Application: $3,000.00 
  • Residential Remodeling: $200 to $250 per square foot 
  • Residential Additions (Family Room, Kitchen, and Bathrooms): $200 to $300 per square foot

Cabinets and plumbing fixtures are not usually included in construction costs. Cabinet costs can be $10,000 to $30,000, and appliances can be $7,000 to $25,000, depending on the amount and quality. 

No two projects are alike. The cost depends on the complexity, materials selected, and market conditions. 

Good Client + Good Architect + Good Contractor = Best Building

Services that may be requested, provided on an individual fee, are the following:

  • Architectural General Consultation: $100.00 per hour 
  • Feasibility Studies: 2% of project budget 
  • Interior Design: $150.00 per hour 
  • Interior Purchasing: 15% of the discounted cost of furniture and materials purchased 
  • Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering Consultation: $150.00 – $200.00 per hour 
  • Construction Cost Estimating: 2% of the construction budget 
  • Detailed Scale Models: $2,000.00 to $7,000.00 
  • Colored Photo-Realistic Rendering: $3,000.00 
  • Boundary Survey: $2,000.00 for a typical house lot 
  • Civil Engineering: Topographic survey, site grading, and drainage design: $6,000.00 for a typical house 
  • Soil Boring Analysis $2,000.00 for a typical house – 2 borings 
  • Testing for Hazardous Materials: $1,500.00 
  • Review of Contractors’ Qualifications: Included in fee 
  • Building Permit Standard Plan Review Online Submittal: Included in the fee 
  • Building Permit Self-Certification for Eligible Chicago Project: $1,000.00 
  • Historic Research: $100.00 per hour 
  • Preservation Tax Assessment Freeze Application: $3,000.00 

Typical cost of construction experienced over the past few years: 

  • Residential Remodeling: $200 to $250 per square foot 
  • Residential Additions (Family Room, Kitchen, and Bathrooms): $200 to $300 per square foot

Cabinets and plumbing fixtures are not usually included in construction costs. Cabinet costs can be $10,000 to $30,000, and appliances can be $7,000 to $25,000, depending on the amount and quality. 

No two projects are alike. The cost depends on the complexity, materials selected, and market conditions. 

Good Client + Good Architect + Good Contractor = Best Building