How Much Do Architects Charge in Kenya

Are you looking for a professional to provide architectural services of small and large planning, building, and design-related services in Kenya? Do you need an architect who has experience or specialty with the construction of commercial, historic, residential, and retail buildings? Look no further because, at Janeson, we provide reputable and proficient architects to provide a wide variety of services related to designing, building, and construction of social-functional structures. Architecture is a practice applied to achieve both the expressive and practical requirements of social-function structures. 


Professional Services Janeson Architects May Provide

At Janeson, our architects have experience and can provide most of the services below, however, some are specialized to provide certain services. If you may be looking for a specific architectural service, you can contact us today to find the best fit architect for your project. Below is a highlight of services typically offered by our architects;

  • Building Analysis: Undertaking assessment of a constructed building to evaluate components such as windows, walls, floor plans, roofs, room layouts, and equipment.
  • Design Building: To provide efficient as well as professional development of new construction and renovate old construction plans that accomplish design requirements and fulfill a client’s construction design.
  • Construction Cost Estimation: An architect prepares a summary report highlighting all the options and estimated costs for solutions to a given project.
  • Review a Building’s Energy Efficiency: Assess all the building components, heating and lighting systems, review the insulation levels, assess operational features to review performance levels and adjustments for energy use. 
  • Code Analysis: The architect reviews applicable codes such as the standard of availability, land use plans, energy standards, and forms of regulations.
  • Planning Site: The architect provides services regarding designing of site plan revealing boundary lines, building location, pedestrian access, potential development boundaries, sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, parking, surrounding context, among other features.
  •  Artistic, Creative, & Technological Design: An architect provides functional, imaginative, and aesthetic solutions to a client’s construction needs. Helping with visualizing new, creative solutions to problems that have been difficult to solve.
  • Permitting: Produce drawings and permits necessary for building permits or zoning. It can involve reviewing informal negotiations with planning admins, regulators, fire marshals, and other officials.
  • Space Planning: Provide a graphic layout showing the arrangement of spaces, room layouts, as well as other activities making up a floor plan. Studies will show the room shapes, dimensions, number and types of spaces, and relationships for all desired spaces. For efficiency and functional success, multiple arrangements can be developed and evaluated.
  • Contractor Selection: Professional and experienced architects help with the selection of professional Construction Managers. This may involve the preparation of competitive bid packages, preparing recommendations for award of bids, review of bids, preparing an owner-contractor agreement, and construction administration services.
  • Estimating Cost: Preparing a report outlining options and related costs for potential solutions to a given project goal, for example, change the usage of an existing structure.  Often includes basic drawings or sketches explaining the probable solutions.


Additional Services Provided by Our Architects

  • Programming services
  • Interior designing
  • Renderings and promotional materials
  •  Full-time site representation
  •  Multiple contract preparation and representation
  • Landscape designing
  • Specifications writing, bid package preparation
  • Consultant management and coordination
  • Construction administration,  cost, time, and quality management
  • Contractor negotiation, bidding, contract, and process assistance to the owner
  • Project-related public agency coordination and management
  • Illustration rendering and 3D design modeling
  • Space utilization, functionality, economic and pre-design analysis
  • Indoor air quality and interior analysis
  • Interior design
  • Accessibility reviews and design
  • Site selection, studies, and design
  • Land use analysis and design                                                      
  • Historic preservation research, evaluation, and design
  • Preparing existing building drawings and measurements
  • Documenting existing drawings and recently completed work
  • Master planning analysis and research  
  • Cost estimating related to design options
  • Project information surveys
  • Design team integration management
  • Conceptual design and regional or cultural context
  • Sustainability, energy use, production analysis, and design
  • Wastewater and water use analysis and design
  • Project pre-design planning and programming


How much to pay for an architect in Kenya

The cost of hiring an architect is not standard and therefore I can only provide you with an estimated figure that you can pay for your project. Hiring an architect can highly depend on a number of factors such as; the professional level of an architect, the type of project, resource availability, the duration of the project, among others. The law of Kenya requires architects to be paid a minimum of 6% of the total construction cost and a maximum of 10%. Therefore most projects in Kenya range from Ksh 100,000 and above.


How to Find the Right Architect

To successfully complete a construction project, requires fostering a strong relationship between the architect and the client as well as all the other parties of the whole construction team. Each and every architect has a unique kind of style and a plan of work. Therefore, it’s crucial to look for an architect who matches your style and needs. You can find the right architect through the following technique;

  • One thing to find the right architect is by visiting their websites and seeing what kind of architectural services they provide to confirm whether they offer what you’re looking for.
  • Find companies with completed construction projects in your community or internet that you like and then connect with their architect.
  • Try getting recommendations from people you can trust and who have worked with architects.
  • Contact several architectural firms and describe your project to them and ask if they can carry out your project. Where they’re unable to handle your project, they should be able to refer you to other firms.


Reasons to Choose Janeson Architects


  • Our services results in the stability and permanence of construction work
  • We communicate our professionalism, experience, and ideas through our work
  • Our completed projects meet all your requirement and budget set


Contact us today if you’re looking for an architect who understands your needs, develops creative solutions, and proposes ways to reduce costs, both initially and down the road resulting in an increase in efficiency, comfort, and productivity.