Royalty Fee Proposal + Client Architect Agreement

Published: Jul 2012
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What’s this template for?

This template is for Architects and design professionals wanting to propose fees for intellectual material that will be used/sold multiple times. This is useful for furniture designs, pre-fab housing, chain store-front designs, kitchenware designs, architectural branding or even logo or graphic designs. The template has been written by BTM+C to provide clients with a more affordable way to implement the concepts, ideas and suggestions that we outline in our video series. The template includes complete editing rights and everything required to enter into a contractual agreement with your clients. We also provide $100 Consulting Credit with the purchase of this template, which can be used for any of our consulting services, should you need assistance.

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Why purchase this template?


All documents in this template are provided in MS Word format (accompanied by a PDF version) which is 100% adaptable so it can be personalised for use on all your projects.

No membership fees

There are no additional hidden fees, subscription charges or membership fees associated with purchasing this template.

Instantly accessible

Upon purchase the template is instantly available for download to your computer. No postage, no packaging, no mailing, no delays!

Multiple use

Once purchased you may use our template as many times as you like enabling you to create your own bespoke suite of documents for use on all your projects.

Written by experts in the field

Designed and developed by a group of industry professionals who have hands-on experience writing fee proposals for all types of projects located all over the world.


This template includes a US$100 Consulting Credit. This can be used to engage BTM+C’s services to assist you with the implementation of this document on your project or subsequent fee and contract negotiations or advice. For more information contact us at

Written in plain English

This template has been designed in a logical ‘easy to use’ format and is written in plain simple English.

Designed for today’s global economy

The templates have been designed for use on local and international projects. To ensure suitability for your project, region and situation please contact us directly at or consult your legal advisor.

Cost effective

This agreement combines all the experience and advice of a professional consulting firm without the expense of directly hiring a professional consulting firm.

Legal Review

The information contained in this template document is not an alternative to legal advice from a professional legal services provider. All specific questions about legal matters should be addressed with a professional legal services provider. Never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information contained in this template document.


What’s included in the template?

User Guide clearly explaining how to use the template to gain maximum benefit.

Cover Letter that can be pasted into an email or printed on company letter head and used to introduce your proposal submission.

Signature Page which is used to clearly record the contact details and signatures of the parties to the agreement.

Fee Proposal document which can be used independently or in conjunction with the General Terms and Conditions document allowing you to accommodate the needs of different sized projects and different Clients.

Scope of Service document which can be attached to the fee proposal, used as an independent document or combined with your own Scope of Service document as required to meet the needs of your projects.

General Terms & Conditions document which includes all the clauses we address throughout our publications and video series and all the clauses that, after 15 years of contract management experience, we believe are essential for a successful project.

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Is this template suitable for all projects?

Project Size

This template can be used on any size project; however it’s a Royalty Fee Template. Royalty fees are appropriate for projects that can be duplicated and sold many times such as furniture, pre-fab houses, kitchen ware design etc.

Building Projects

If you need to write a more conventional design fee proposal for a project that will not be duplicated you may want to consider either the Standard Fee Proposal Template or the Small Works Fee Proposal Template.

Percentage & Lump Sum Proposals

This template allows for the Architect to charge a design fee plus a royalty fee. This is important for projects like furniture design which command a high degree of design work before royalty fees can be generated.

Hourly Charge-out Rates

This template includes a section for hourly charge-out rates which can be used to calculate fees for additional work.

Terms & Conditions

The template utilizes all the terms and conditions that BTM+C recommend in our video series and publications and that we believe are vital to the successful management of any architectural project.

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