This is the VALUE of Architectural SERVICES! Yes, an architect can design a better building than you can imagine, but that is hard to quantify. As a profession, we are continually searching for ways to communicate the value of a thorough design process and full architectural services - THAT IN THE END CAN SAVE MONEY!
I, along with my colleagues can add value at every price point, at every client's budget. Sometimes I provide a one hour consultation, sometimes a "quick and dirty" $750 feasibility study, sometimes I suggest clients use Houzz for design inspiration. My engineer said it best: "Everyone deserves to have their project done right."