Longo ARCHITECTURE Studio, LLC
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: We are strictly an architectural design firm. As the owner, you hire the architect to perform a job, which includes looking out for your best interest. When a contractor presents a price to construct the building, the architect will review the figures to evaluate the cost. If the prices come in over budget, your architect will help you determine what choices need to be made to reduce the cost of your building. It is our feeling that if the company designing your building is the same company pricing your building, where is the unbiased opinion in making decisions to save you money?
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Answer: Since each project is different, each proposal is different as well. Depending on the scope of the project, architectural fees can range from an hourly rate, to a fixed fee, to a certain dollar value per square foot. While many firms charged by a percentage of the construction cost, we changed our philosophy many years ago. Since veterinary buildings will cost more than the typical office building or doctor's office, we charge by a certain dollar value per square foot. This also gives you a better idea how much you'll owe for professional fees earlier in the design process.
Answer: If you already have an architect selected for your project, we can be hired as a design consultant during the early phases of the projects to ensure your floor plan will be as efficient as possible. Other services as a consultant can be included if the owner desires.