An architect, why?
Because you have your way of living, working and using your space according to your personal tastes.
Because you know that the cost of maintaining and using your building will depend as much on the quality of its design as on the seriousness with which the work will have been carried out.
Because you want your construction site to open as quickly as possible.
Because, if your project must above all please you, it must also respect the environment in which it will be registered.
What is the role of the architect?
The architect is appointed by the client, to design the architectural project.
In Morocco they call upon the architect: The private individual, the public and private institutions, the merchant, the promoter, the industrialist, the co-owners, the farmer.
What guarantees the architect offers?

Competency Guarantee
Guarantee of ethics
Contractual warranty
Professional Guarantees

When should an architect be called upon?
To design and establish a project submitted for a building permit application
How much does an architect cost?
The remuneration of the architect depends on three factors: the cost of the operation, its complexity, the extent and difficulty of the mission you entrusted to him.
Fees can be calculated in two main ways: lump sum compensation, remuneration as a percentage of work
Competency Guarantee
Thanks to the studies he has followed and the accumulated experience throughout his professional career, the architect has the general skills to provide valuable advice for the realization of a project.
His technical knowledge enables him to implement and propose solutions to the requests formulated by the client, and to solve any problems he may encounter. His artistic knowledge, according to his sensitivity, will also allow him to implement an aesthetic project, integrating technical constraints, combining harmony of volumes and rhythm of lines.
Guarantee of ethics
The architect is required to respect ethics and professional conduct vis-à-vis his colleagues, but also vis-à-vis the companies in charge of the construction of the project.
The architect acts as an advisor to his client vis-à-vis construction companies, he must therefore be impartial, and defend the technical, aesthetic and financial interests of this client.
A code of ethics has been established by the Order of Architects, to which all architects must adhere. Any breach of these obligations is sanctioned.
Contractual warranty
The architect must sign an agreement containing the description of the nature and scope of his assignments or interventions and the terms of his remuneration.
The architect is also subject to an obligation to provide information and advice.
Professional Warranty
The architect is a professional of the construction, and as such, his intervention is guaranteed: guarantee of perfect completion, good functioning (2 years) and decennial.
Design a project submitted for planning permission
The use of an architect is compulsory for the construction of a house, a residential or office building, an industrial or tourist building and for any state or private equipment and for the filing of a Construct if the net surface area (SHON) exceeds 170 m². In the case of an extension, it is not only the SHON of the extension that is taken into consideration in determining the intervention of an architect, but the total habitable SHON existing + extension.
In all cases, the use of an architect is always advisable, at least for the preliminary phases of the studies. The architect is there to provide advice and objective know-how.
The cost of the operation
The pre tax price of the works depends in the first place on the area of the construction carried out, the materials used, and the region of the construction. Thus a villa built using traditional techniques and traditional materials in Casablanca can cost between 4,000 and 6,000 DH Pre tax Price / m² (the prices can be significantly higher for the use of specific techniques and materials).
The complexity
The complexity of construction also affects its cost. A difficult area to access (in the mountains) or that requires special techniques for construction (rugged terrain, flood, soft soil …) can increase complexity. The type of construction can also be more or less complex (particular program, non-traditional forms, non-standard techniques). …).
The difficulty and scope of the mission
The complexity of the construction will have a straight impact on the difficulty of the mission (prolonging the duration of the studies, the need to involve specialized technicians …). The fees will then be increased accordingly.
The architect’s mission may be complete or partial and may be followed by additional missions. The fees will be different depending on the scope of the mission entrusted to the architect. The table below shows, for a basic mission, the staging of the elementary missions and the distribution of the corresponding fees.
Preliminary studies, preliminary project and building permit file 20%
Detailed project implementation and consultation of enterprises 38%
Follow-up of works 38%
Assistance with the reception of works 4%
Package remuneration
This method of remuneration is used for small missions whose data are very clearly defined (program, financial envelope …) as well as for complementary missions. The fixed fee is fixed by agreement between the architect and his client.
Remuneration as percentage of work
This fee is calculated as a percentage of the cost of the work. The percentage varies according to the size of the work. The higher the cost of the work, the lower the percentage. This percentage is also defined according to the complexity of the work to be carried out.
There is no mandatory fee scale in the field of private construction. The fees of an architect are freely established. Nevertheless, the grids used in public procurement are the basis for the preparation of our compensation proposals.
As an indication, this percentage varies between 5% and 7% for public transactions.

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