Architizer invites you to their event

The Art of Estimating Fees: An Architect's Guide for Success

About this event

The Art of Estimating Fees: An Architect's Guide for Success

1 x AIA Credit Offered to All Attendees Courtesy of BQE

Ready to start mastering fees and better understand what they mean for your bottom line? To do so, let’s start at the very beginning — when you receive a request for a proposal. In this course, presented by Douglas Teiger, FAIA, you will learn how to define your project scope, develop a Rough Order of Magnitude of construction cost, and estimate your project hours. We’ll finish off with how fees are broken down and explore a simple system to improve your overall project profitability.

By the end of this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the correlation between project scope, estimated cost of project, and fee
  • Develop a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) of construction cost in a simple way
  • Create a top-down approach to fee estimation based on a percentage of costs as a guideline
  • Estimate fees whether hourly or fixed fee projects
  • Define how many hours you have in each phase and how to manage those hours

About Douglas

Douglas Teiger, FAIA, graduated from Cornell University, in 1982 with a BARCH. He opened his own firm in 1989 and grew from a solo practitioner to become managing partner of his 32-person firm. In 2009, Douglas received a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from USM, where he learned tools and skills he is sharing with his staff and clients. His ability to effectively streamline the operations allowed for more time to be spent on design and project research while creating a culture that fosters a holistic approach to a work life balance.

In 2017, he served as President of the AIA Los Angeles Chapter and previously served on the AIA National Strategic Council. In 2019 Douglas transitioned out of his firm elevating three associates to partners, sold his shares and started his next venture, Teiger Consulting. Douglas’s mission is to “live an inspiring balanced life” whether it involves family, coaching, consulting, painting, or sports.

About Paul

Paul Keskeys is Editor in Chief at Architizer. Paul graduated from UCL and the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MArch in Architectural Design with distinction. Paul has spoken about the art of architecture and storytelling at many national industry events, including AIANY, NeoCon, KBIS, the Future NOW Symposium, the Young Architect Conference and NYCxDesign. As well as hundreds of editorial publications on Architizer, Paul has also had features published in Architectural Digest, PIN—UP Magazine, Archinect, Aesthetica Magazine and PUBLIC Journal.

This Webinar is sponsored by

By registering for this event, you consent to being sent a follow up email from BQE containing resources to learn more about their platform.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Douglas Teiger Founder @ Teiger Consulting

  • Team member
    Paul Keskeys Editor in Chief @ Architizer


Architizer’s mission is to celebrate the world’s best architecture and the people that bring it to life.