Free Design Project Planning Guide

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Commercial Architecture

Design of Retail Centers, Tenant Spaces, Office Buildings, & Restaurants


We'll help you plan your project to optimize the building square footage, resolve complex building code, parking & zoning issues,and obtain planning approvals to make your project successful.



Custom Home Designs

Design of Custom & Luxury Mediterranean & Spanish Colonial Homes. 


We specialize in Contemporary & Traditional Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Homes. We'll help you choose materials, colors, and details that reference authentic Mediterranean & Spanish style homes.

Historic Architecture

Renovations of Shotgun Houses, Period Cottages, and Historic Buildings.


Need assistance with historic approvals? Have an adaptive re-use project? We'll help you navigate through historical design guidelines and approvals from local historic district jurisdictions for your addition or renovation.

How can an Architect help you?

Define your project before you start.


Get the facts and relevant information to get your project going in the right direction. Starting a building project without the expertise of an architect can be confusing and challenging because there are many choices to make and a myriad of factors to consider. We help you define what you want to build by putting the design, technical, cost, and regulatory requirements of your project into an understandable order of importance before you decide to go ahead with your building project. We can help you sort through the maze of building codes, complex regulatory processes of building permit, planning, and zoning departments at city, state and federal levels. 


Need help starting your project but don't know where to start?

Go to our Resources Page to receive additional Planning Guides. Our planning guides will help lay the ground work for you project if you are thinking about building. Early planning will help you avoid project pitfalls associated with most projects due to lack of information.

Need to establish a Project Budget?

Go to our Resources Page or click below to download your free Project Budget Worksheet. The #1 cause of budget over runs is rushing to the design phase before establising a realistic project budget. This is like a doctor rushing a patient to surgery without a proper diagnosis. An out of control project is stressful, massively expensive and unnecessary. 

2-hour Design Project Consultation

Need quick sketches and information to see if the building, home, or addition you’re thinking of is feasible? Click Button below to schedule a 2-hour Design Consultation. The workshop helps lay the groundwork for your project. It's a design consultation that gives you lots of information and quick sketches of your project geared to help you find the facts before you decide to build.

Project Starter Pack:  A Low Commitment Consultation

The project starter pack is a needs and options review and low-commitment opportunity to begin the process on your alteration or new building project at an early stage of development. It will answer the big picture questions about costs, the design and building process and give a fresh perspective to your project with a road map of what you need to do next.

10 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Architect

if you are planning to build and not wing it yourself.


An experienced architect can go beyond simple designs to improve the functionality, longevity and aesthetic of a building project more so than other building professionals. 

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