Permit Approvals

Construction Documents
These are the complete set of directions for construction. They are a vital piece of the process of submitting to the Building Department for permit. We tailor a set of plans to meet the needs of each project, whether a minimal permit approval set or a highly detailed and descriptive set. Clean, clear, complete and accurate construction documents expedite approvals, bidding and construction. Construction Documents are the basis for construction contracts.

For this bathroom remodel, we designed the tile details and provided precise illustrations for the installers to follow.

Architectural Detailing
Some projects demand an exceptional level of quality, detail, and coordination. Our firm has the experience to visualize, design and execute fine architectural detailing as it applies to exacting demands. This can include:

  • architectural highlights
  • roof eaves
  • crowns and moldings
  • exterior cast trim
  • carved stone
  • stairways and railings
  • floor patterns and finishes
  • cabinetry
  • tile layout
  • wrought iron

This beautiful curving staircase was designed by Young and Borlik for a French country style estate in Atherton.

Consultant Coordination
There are often many consulting professions necessary for complete projects. Orchestrating the work of multiple professionals, focusing them on achieving the needs of each client, is a part of our role as architect. Professional consulting works may include:

  • structural engineering
  • interior design, kitchen, closets, finishes, fixtures
  • Title 24 energy compliance
  • topographic surveys
  • civil engineering, utilities planning
  • geo-technical investigation
  • arborist reports and tree preservation
  • green building and efficiency reporting
  • landscape architecture
  • audio/video and security specialists
  • acoustical engineering
  • pool and water feature consultants
  • wine storage, theater, specialty consultants
  • lighting system programming and design