At DS Squared Architects, we are aware that every customer has a budget and outcomes they wish to achieve, so our goal is to help you maximise the value of your investment and to accommodate all your essential design features (and our own suggestions) within your budget and timeframe.

As a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Practice, we have the experience and knowledge to advise customers about how to make their budget go as far as possible where you can save money and knowing what can realistically be achieved. We are also transparent about the factors that affect the cost of the project and how each service contributes to delivering the best value.


Project costs can vary depending on the type and size of the development, the specific materials and features and each customer’s design tastes and preferences. Our approach for each project is on a case-by-case basis, so we invite you to call us for an initial cost assessment and get a quote from us for the service you require.

  • Domestic: From £1,500 per square metre
  • Basements: From £2,500 per square metre 
  • Healthcare: From £1,900 per square metre
  • Property developers: From £1,600per square metre
  • Industrial: From £1,300 per square metre
  • Commercial: From £1,400 per square metre
  • Retail: From £1,4500 per square metre
  • Civic/public: From £2,300 per square metre


Each quote covers the entire architectural design process, with a transparent breakdown of costs and no hidden charges.

This can include:

  • Brief development
  • Feasibility study
  • Sketch schemes
  • CAD 3D/CGI visuals
  • Planning Applications
  • Building Regulations Compliance
  • Detailed design and construction drawings
  • Interior Design
  • Site observation visits
  • Contract Administration
  • Principal Designer services


To find out more about our project costs and how we can help you obtain the best value from your design budget, please call one of our experienced architects today on 020 8732 5620.


We are privileged to work with a wide range of domestic and commercial clients on many interesting and varied projects. Please visit our portfolio page to see how we work with our customer’s budgets to fulfil their design brief.



Basement Extension

Basement Extension



The project involved a new basement that extended under the existing property and under the garden. The existing property was a substantial five bedroom residential property and the 130msqu new basement included a media room, en-suite, shower room with wc, utility, storage room.

Developer Project


Barnet, London


Clients approached DS Squared Architects with the initial intent to demolish these two large Victorian semi-detached homes and erect a mid-sized flatted development in its place. As the brief was developed, it became apparent that it would be more financially beneficial to the client to convert the existing property instead. 

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