I have recently met with a large building firm, that wants a design bid for 3 buildings they currently own. I looked at the buildings with the property manager, and he briefly explained what needed to be "re done". It seemed he was in a rush, and I told him I would not take up too much of his time, to just explain what he wanted and I could look around the properties myself. When I called him back to find out what kind of budget he was looking at for the buildings, he told me that was not necessary to know at this point. He just wanted to know how much I would charge to construct a design, and plans for the property. I thought this to be sort of strange. Normally I look at properties and submit a proposal including design, installation, etc. I just wanted to know if anyone else had experience in doing larger commercial installations, and if this was a normal procedure. As far as the total job, I was estimating 50-75K per building. Have you ever just sold your design? If so how did you charge? I was thinking just estimating my time at the site, and at the comp. I am not sure I want to sell my ideas to someone else. This is on a large scale to me, and would like some "professional" opinions... not "I installed a flowerbed once". Thanks for the input.