Architectural Draftsperson

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Service

December 2021

When hiring and working with an Architectural Draftsperson, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Architectural Draftsperson commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Architectural Draftsperson? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Architectural Draftsperson - FAQ

Q How do I get good Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Service work at a fair price?

A Find an Architectural Draftsperson that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Architectural Draftsperson prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.

Q What should I expect to pay for Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Service?

A Most Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Architectural Draftsperson ranges from $44 to $66 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Architectural Draftsperson.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Architectural Draftsperson for my job?

A A professional Architectural Draftsperson must be licensed to provide most Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Services. To check an Architectural Draftsperson's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.

Q Should I use an insured Architectural Draftsperson for my project?

A Your Architectural Draftsperson should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Architectural Draftsperson should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Architectural Draftsperson need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Architectural Draftsperson. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Architectural Draftsperson's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.


Architectural Draftsperson - Common Projects

An experienced Architectural Draftsperson can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Drafting, Drawing and Blueprint Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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