CoA | Scale of Charges

The Council of Architecture, in consideration of the Comprehensive Professional Services rendered by an Architect, has prescribed the Scale of Charges under the Architects (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 1989. The Council of Architecture has reviewed the issue of Architect’s fees in depth and the revised and latest version of these documents, which was approved by the Council at its 40th meeting are presented here.

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These documents stipulate the mandatory minimum Scale of Professional Charges with the intention of making the Client fully aware of the fees chargeable by an Architect. These documents are applicable to all registered architects and such Architects who have specialized in areas such as Structural Design, Urban Design, City Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture and Architectural Conservation.


WHAT ARE THE SCALE OF CHARGES OF AN ARCHITECT IN INDIA AS PER THE COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE?

HOUSING –

Individual / Independent House – 7.5% on the cost of works assigned.

Single Block Housing and Sites upto 0.5 hectares –  5.0% on the cost of works assigned.
Sites more than 0.5 hectares and upto 2.5 hectares 3.5% on the cost of works assigned.
Sites more than 2.5 hectares and upto 5 hectares – 2.5% on the cost of works assigned.
Sites more than 5 hectares –  2.0% on the cost of works assigned.

ALL PROJECTS OTHER THAN HOUSING –  5.0% on the cost of works assigned.

REPETITION OF BUILDING IN SAME CAMPUS – 2.5% on the cost of works assigned.

REPETITION OF BUILDING ELSEWHERE 3.5% on the cost of works assigned.

SITE DEVELOPMENT 2.5% on the cost of works assigned.

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION, RETROFITTING, ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS7.5% on the cost of works assigned.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, SIGNAGE, GRAPHIC DESIGN 7.5% on the cost of works

assigned.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 7.5% on the cost of works assigned.

URBAN DESIGN 1.0% on the cost of works assigned.

VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR’S BILLS 1.0% in addition of above fees.

DOCUMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION CHARGES 10% of the professional fees.

ADVISORY CONSULTANCY CHARGES – Rs 10,000/– per day for outstation project;  Rs 4,000/- per day for local project.

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