What does Architectural Rendering really cost?

The factors that affect the cost of architectural rendering have a wide range but one thing is certain: a high price does not equate to good quality, the same way a low price does not imply poor quality. In this article, we will attempt to help you accurately estimate architectural renderings. This will allow you to ensure that your investment pays off eventually. Some of the factors that can affect the cost include software choice, available rendering equipment, type of render, quality, pricing techniques, time invested, market, etc.

When compared to other pricing techniques, the per-image and the per-project techniques are the most common. However, the cheapest pricing technique is the per-image technique. This implies that the rendering is done on an already modeled 3D model from the client. So, the prices are based on the number of rendered images. On the other hand, the per-project technique implies that the artist completes the entire project from the modeling stage to the rendering, and of course, the price will be higher.

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The market

The first thing we must note here is the fact that there is an immeasurable amount of amazing 3D artists all over the world, but usually, rendering artists from developing countries are considerably cheaper but not necessarily with poor quality. The economy of their country and other factors are responsible for this margin in price. One of the factors is the unauthorized use of 3D rendering software and this is the most disturbing factor. The use of unauthorized software limits the users to fewer options to work with as compared to the full licensed package hence the cheaper prices. Another reason for the cheap price is because most artists from developing regions are just venturing into the market and want to become well known. So they believe a higher turnover (number of projects rendered) will put them at a vantage point where they would be more visible. This mostly impacts their work negatively but because most people already have the mindset that price equates to value, it is easy to assume that the value of the work offered is of a low quality.

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Quality or Quantity

There has always been a toggle between quality and quantity on which a 3D artist should focus on. Both have their advantages but if you’re looking to earn more, you should focus on the quality of work you’re putting out there. The misconception that more numbers mean more publicity and in turn, more returns have more negative effects than positive because in most cases, more quantity means less quality and that will more likely ruin your reputation than build it. Quality means investing time, equipment, personal skills, knowledge, and effort and that’s the price you must be willing to pay to earn more.

Rendering equipment

The result of render is directly proportional to the equipment used. In other words, to achieve the best results (hyper-realistic rendering) in good time, massive investment should be made in high-end computers, gadgets, tools, and equipment; these hyper-realistic renderings will in turn yield more in terms of price because most of this equipment is expensive.

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Choice of Software

Choice of software is closely associated with the quality in terms of detail, time of production, and hyper-realism. To earn more as a 3D artist, it is better to make your choice based on the quality it can offer and it is better to buy licensed software because it affects the result. Renderings that are done with unauthorized software end up looking unprofessional and in some cases, tacky.


Post-production is the distinction of skill and is the most outstanding difference between a render that will cost more. Another will cost less even if both were done with the same equipment and software using similar textures, materials, lighting, and camera settings. Post-production refers to the process of infusing the environment and scenery to the design, giving it a more realistic appearance.


There is no fixed cost for an architectural render. Its true cost is a combination of various factors, so whether as a rendering artist looking to place a price on your jobs or as an individual looking to hire the services of a rendering artist, systems should be put in place based on the aforementioned factors to ascertain the cost of an architectural render.


Construction Administration

What is the Construction Administration?

Is your design project created and approved? Are all your wishes taken into account? 3D visualization was made for you, and you really liked how your apartment will look like after renovation!?
Now, the most crucial moment has come – repair work has begun. A team of specialists led by an experienced foreman from New York has come to your house and now work is literally whirling.
In order to carry out everything strictly according to your intentions and the design, our company carries out the author’s supervision. This is a complex of special events that will ensure the exact implementation of architectural and stylistic, technological, constructional, and other technical solutions.

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Do you need Construction Administration?

If you are not a professional builder or architect – definitely, YES! The subtleties of a huge variety of works on the site are simply unknown to a person far from the construction area. It is very disappointing when the flaws are discovered only when the cost of their correction is already scary, not when they could be intercepted on a “take-off”.
Secondly, during repairs (well known to those who have already gone through such an experience), a lot of questions arise concerning the widest field of problems that need to be solved on the spot, immediately and professionally. Without the experience, it is very difficult…
Finally, the third point. To really keep everything under control, you need to visit the site at least once or twice a week, not rarer. Only in this case, it is possible to say that the situation is controlled.

You decide whether you need the Construction Administration.

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What services are included in the Construction Administration?

The work of the architect for architectural supervision:

  • Continuous monitoring of the object
  • Adjusting the design of the project at the request of the customer
  • Adjusting the design of the project if an unforeseen replacement of individual materials or structural elements arise
  • Current advising of builders and a customer.

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How do we do supervision

  • We conclude a contract for the author’s supervision
  • Under the agreement with the customer and in accordance with the contract, 1-2 times per week (or one-time, when necessary) a designer, engineer, architect or manager visit the object to monitor the performed work
  • We correct the working drawings for the changes made, and timely transfer them to the builders
  • The results of each visit are recorded in the journal of the author’s supervision of the object and are reported to the customer.

More on the Construction Administration

The author’s supervision is one of the types of services provided to the Customer by the design organization. Implementation of the functions of the author’s supervision is a set of measures to ensure the compliance of architectural, stylistic, technological, construction, engineering, and other technical solutions of the object put into operation with the indicators provided for in the project documentation approved by the Customer. The author’s supervision is carried out for the entire period of construction – from the start of construction works to the delivery and commissioning of completed objects. The author’s supervision allows you to control the process of construction and to see that the result exactly matches the project, as well as helping in a timely manner to address current issues that inevitably arise at the customer and contractor(s).

The main document based on which the construction or reconstruction of the object is supervised is a contract for the author’s supervision between the Customer of the project (natural or legal person) and the project organization.

To conduct the author’s supervision, the specialists responsible for its implementation go to the object under construction or reconstruction in accordance with the schedule of the author’s supervision, or upon a call from the Customer or the construction contractor to check the quality of the construction and installation works, verify compliance with the production technology, decide on questions or clarify the details arising in the construction process.

Buildings Renovation Services in New York

Under the building renovation and structures the construction work is understood, the need for which arises in connection with the change in their geometric dimensions, design schemes (renovation, superstructure, extension, rezoning, etc.), increasing permanent or temporary loads within the building site, including the interior and underground facilities.

The increasing pace of development of construction in New York leaves behind a lot of buildings and structures that require timely restoration.

Vrender Company is actively engaged in projects and 3d presentations of reconstruction of buildings and structures. The project provides not only a complete restoration of the building but also a change in the profile of the object to a commercial or office building.

Buildings and structures Renovation

In the construction industry, buildings and structures renovation takes a special place. Reconstruction of the building is carried out in different cases – for example, if the customer wants to change the functional purpose of the object (reconstruction of old factories into shopping centers, for instance) or if the object is unsuitable for use or morally obsolete, as well as in many other cases where it is necessary to change the volume or size of the object, to reconstruct the floors, redo the entire building, redevelop the building, add additional extensions to it and the like.

Definitely, the reconstruction of buildings is a set of organizational and constructional activities along with construction and assembly processes associated with changes in the functional profile of the structure, conversion of the quantity and quality of the entire set of internal premises, the need to increase the total area of the object, and so on.
Reconstruction of structures during their operation is one of the most important issues in the construction area since the maintenance costs for dilapidated buildings that need constant repairs far exceeds the funds needed for the reconstruction of such objects.

It should be remembered that the reconstruction is a very serious job that requires knowledge, experience, and qualifications to make works. An incorrectly made reconstruction of a building may lead to irreversible consequences – cracks on the facade, in the ceiling, deformations of the foundation, even the destruction of the structure. In this regard, when reconstructing a building (and, especially, a residential building), it is very important to observe reconstruction technology, building codes, and regulations. Here the main importance is acquired by the level of skills of the employees of the company with which you work.

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Facade design and house visualization

House exterior design

The decoration of the facade is an important step in building a beautiful and reliable home. Improved thermal insulation, increasing the durability of the building, environmental friendliness and, of course, the aesthetics of the appearance – these are only the main tasks, the solution of which are in the design of the facade of the building.

Vrender Company develops exterior (facade) design in for:

  • private houses, cottages
  • hotels
  • malls and shopping centers
  • restaurants and cafes
  • office buildings
  • industrial facilities
  • entertainment centers
  • multi-story apartment buildings.

Most often, such exterior finish materials are used:

  • front tile
  • facing brick
  • wood (wooden board, blockhouse, wall paneling)
  • siding
  • ceramic, granite
  • polystyrene foam
  • decorative plaster and paint.

The design of the facade of the house begins with a sketch, that is, the outline of the contours of the future facade of the house. This can be done independently if you are knowledgeable about modern decoration, decorative materials, and building standards. The exterior design is carried out by the architect in the form of a manual sketch or using architectural modeling programs. Practice shows that those who decide to build a building or change the design of the facade of a house, often turn to professional craftsmen – architects who have an idea of how to make a sketch of the design of the facade of a house. The design of the facade of the house can be done in a short time and become the key to carrying out facade works in the future.

The next stage can be considered the design project of the facade of the house or the design part itself. On how the design of your house will be executed, the final appearance of the house depends.

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For such responsible work, it is strongly recommended to use the services of specialists who know how to design the facade of the house, how this work is done, what tools to use to make a better facade, what should not be done in the design, and to have sufficient experience in the house facade designs.

The facade of the house is in plain sight of everyone and it is an identifier of your taste, material capabilities, and position in society. This is the face of the entire house and, so that the design of the facade of the house is done flawlessly, it is highly desirable to use the services of a design studio or the services of a good architect-designer with vast experience. This can be a full range of “turnkey” works, including the development of a project, assistance in choosing finishing materials and decorative elements, creating small architectural forms, developing a landscape design, developing interior design inside the house, selecting lighting and so on. Orthis can be a one-time consultation about how to design the design of the facade of the house the best.

The advantages of working with a design studio are that it is very difficult for an uninformed person to understand modern technologies and have all the required knowledge about building materials. It is especially important to take this knowledge into account in order to create a complete and original design of the facade of the house. The use of materials such as sandwich panels, polystyrene foam or gypsum can greatly contribute to the fact that the design of the facade of the house would turn out exceptional but it requires certain experience and level of knowledge in this industry.

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In order to develop the design of the facade of the house, after the preliminary draft of the facade of the house is ready, go to the next step. Preparation for decorating is another link in the chain of actions, whose goal is to make an exceptional design of the facade of the house.

The overall decoration of the facade of the house should not be inconsistent with the holistic design concept of individual fragments, as the design of the house facade consists of a roof, front door, porch, stairs, cornices, balconies, additional ancillary buildings, and landscape design of the adjacent territory. The combination of all these elements should be organically combined with each other and look in the same style. In addition, decoration emphasizing the individual design of the facade of the house should take into account the presence of awnings and colonnades.

The constructive part can be considered the final part of the work on the design of the facade of a house or building.

The design of the facade of the house can be made for a new house and a house that requires updating the design of its facade. Developing the design of the facade of a new house, designers do not face the problem of reworking of an old facade, which complicates the work, but in general, does not affect the final result and the quality of work.

Architectural studio “Pirog” will develop a design project for the facade of your building or adjacent areas, including landscape design. We professionally, efficiently, and at a high level develop the design of facades for cottages, office buildings, casinos, gambling establishments, residential complexes, shopping malls, industrial facilities, and multi-story residential buildings.

Visualization of facades (exterior) of buildings and structures

Visualization of the facade (exterior) of the building will help you see how your object will look like in certain conditions of residential development or suburban recreation long before the construction work begins.

Cottage villages, shopping malls, office buildings, New York neighborhoods or just separate buildings – all these are possible to implement in architectural visualization (animation).
The cost of visualization of the facades of the house according to the developed drawings and selected material starts. Visualization and animation of exteriors (facades) is the best way to present your property object to a future investor or a partner.

house facade 3d visualizationExterior visualization will reflect all the advantages of the designed object as fully as possible. Architectural visualization gives a complete picture of the colors, materials, sizes, and other parameters of the composition. The use of 3D visualization provides an opportunity to examine the structure from all sides, at the angle, which interests the customer. The location of visualization objects into a photo of an existing terrain or objects a popular service. For example, these can be 3D modeling of advertising signs on the facade of the building, the creation of 3D models of various structures, shopping pavilions, and placement in the urban landscape.

3d visualization of the exterior includes the exterior of a building, adjacent landscape, communications, and scenery. Materials are provided in both electronic and printed form (color image on photographic paper).

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Designing buildings and structures in New York

Architectural project is the author’s idea of an object with a comprehensive solution of functional, constructive, and aesthetic requirements for it, as well as social, economic, sanitary, hygienic, environmental, engineering, and technical aspects that are written in the architectural part of the documentation for construction (a project) and implemented during construction. Its main sections are architectural, artistic, architectural-planning, and constructive solutions.

As a rule, an architectural project consists of a conceptual offer, 3D models of exteriors and interiors, blueprints, and models of the designed object.

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We develop architectural projects of:

  • residential buildings and structures
  • yacht clubs
  • business centers
  • multifunctional shopping malls and entertainment complexes
  • cinemas
  • car dealerships
  • banks
  • bars, restaurants
  • hotels and motels
  • sports and fitness complexes
  • medical institutions
  • office and administrative buildings
  • private houses (cottages)
  • industrial facilities.

These include the development of draft and working projects for construction, renovation, engineering services for the maintenance and coordination of project documentation.

Architectural Design Phase. The main sections of the project documentation are carried out in phases and consistently pass through the following phases of work:

Programming Phase. At this initial phase of work, the possibility of placing the object on the site is determined, conceptual space-planning decisions are developed, the main technical and economic indicators of the property are determined, and a stylistic orientation is designed. A 3D computer perspective of the object is being generated and a photo montage of the building is done to include it into the surrounding environment. The customer is offered options for possible functional zoning, depending on the type of a future object.

Schematic Design. In this section of the project, the main space-planning, architectural, and artistic solutions of the object are developed in more detail. The customer is offered floor plans showing the main premises, sections of the building indicating the heights of the main rooms, level marks, sketches, and stylistic solutions for the interiors of the main rooms and exteriors.

Design Development (DD)Phase. In this (mainly approved phase of project documentation), final space planning, architectural, construction, structural, engineering, and technological solutions of the future facility are being developed completely. Special subsections of the project documentation, regulated by the Urban Planning Task, are designed.

Construction Documentation (CD). Within its framework, the detailed drawings of architectural solutions, building structures, engineering networks, intended for the production of construction and installation works are performed, with the detailed indication of the exact geometric parameters and characteristics of the building or structure, structures and their elements on the drawings.

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Specifications. The specifications for design are a verbal description of the requirements for the future construction project. If the Customer does not have specifications, it is made together with the architect in the process of discussing the project.

The main issues that need attention in the preparation of specifications for design are:

• who will live (work/visit/rest) in the premises of the construction object
• how it is necessary to functionally divide the premises of the object
• what is the desired floor space (or the most important their parts)
• are there any special requirements for the engineering equipment of the object
• what are the requirements for the microclimate in the premises of the object (insulation, protection from adverse climatic conditions)
• are there any special requirements for the construction methods of the future construction object?
• what are the wishes for the architectural appearance of the object?

The architectural design of the house is created in the form of a three-dimensional computer layout, thanks to which you can see what your future home will look like.
We will help you develop an individual architectural project of a house or cottage in accordance with your wishes and taking into account the requirements for the project from the New York communal services.
At your request, our specialists in interior design will create a unique and individual design project of the house.

Architectural project – general information

An architectural project is a complex process of preparing technical documentation and various approvals required for designing and creating a country house (cottage).
The architectural project contains architectural solutions that comprehensively take into account a number of project requirements:

• social
• economic
• functional
• engineering and technical
• fireproof
• sanitary and hygienic
• environmental
• architectural and artistic.

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