FEE STRUCTURE


Travel and Reimbursable Expenses

In general, hours expended for travel in order to provide the services requested by the client are billed at one half of the published billing rate per hour for all personnel regardless of the time of day or night in which the travel occurs. This includes time required to travel within the City of Philadelphia. In addition to fees for travel time, the client will provide reimbursement for mileage and incurred travel expenses. The mileage charge is 50¢ per mile prorated to the nearest whole mile...which defers the costs of personally-owned vehicular operation such as fuel, maintenance, and insurance. No charges will be made to client for mileage or fares for travel within the city limits of Philadelphia; however, travel time will be charged. Usual travel expenses include tolls, transportation fares and ticket costs, taxi fares, parking costs, and any other essential costs associated with executing the client's wishes. The client will provide reimbursement for lodging at an agreed upon rate based on the prevailing rates within the area, but not less than $120 per night. Per diem rates for meals or refreshments will be negotiated with individual clients.

Reimbursable expenses are defined as identifiable direct costs incurred by the professional pursuant to the provision of contracted services and for which there is no residual or salvage value. Examples include, but are not limited to, photographic film and processing thereof, postage, long distance calls, and specifically identifiable internet line charges. Normally, facsimile messages will not be charged except for time preparing the messages as part of fees, not expenses.

Umbrella professional liability insurance beyond basic coverage--which is provided without charge--will be provided only on a project-by-project basis at the written behest of the client.  This added insurance will be billed at direct cost with no markup. 



Professional Services

 

Effective July 2010, our rates for professional services are as follow:
Domestic Fee Schedule (Continental US and Canada):


Principal $240 Per Hour
Project Architect $180 Per Hour
Historic Preservation Specialist $180 Per Hour
Structural Engineer $180 Per Hour
Associate Architect $150 Per Hour
Staff Engineer $150 Per Hour
Project Coordinator $150 Per Hour
Draftsperson $120 Per Hour
Administrator $  90 Per Hour


Offshore Rates


Principal $280 Per Hour
Project Architect $210 Per Hour
Historic Preservation Specialist $210 Per Hour
Structural Engineer $210 Per Hour
Associate Architect $180 Per Hour
Staff Engineer $180 Per Hour
Project Coordinator $180 Per Hour
Draftsperson $150 Per Hour
Administrator $120 Per Hour