LIVE Q&A SESSION 1:
May 15th, 2020: 8am PDT
How do I distinguish myself from my low-cost competition (without offering service options)?
What is a good alternative to hourly rate during concept design (if the client won’t accept hourly)?
How do you differentiate between charging for time vs charging for work?
We’re trying to retain our staff. Should we reduce our fees in response to COVID-19 to get more work?
What is the best method for issuing fee proposals to clients (small commitments or options)?
How, and when, should you include a retainer in your proposal?
Should a fee proposal be clear + concise or detailed + explained?
How should one address a municipal pro-forma when the fee and proposal format is already defined?
How do you avoid your concept design being given to another Architect?
What are the pros and cons of a retainer vs a mobilization payment?
How can Interior Designers address clients who want hourly rate (not lump sum) design fees.
Useful Links Referenced in the Q&A Session:
1. Ambiguity Effect Research Study:
2. LEED Homes Command an 8% Premium over Conventional Homes: