San Diego businesses come to us when they are looking to add a premium feel to their space by investing in modern + minimalist architecture. If you are looking to stand out from the competition, our team can help you create a unique space tailored to your company.
Looking to integrate high-end modern design into your commercial business space? Our award-winning modern architecture studio has over a decade of experience designing custom commercial spaces in San Diego. We know how to make your space look beautiful while also being functional.
Our process is streamlined so you can get from concept to completion without any hassle or headaches. You’ll be able to focus on running your business instead of worrying about building codes and permits.
Watch the video here to learn more about our signature architecture process. And if you're ready to chat about your project, use the button below to book a consultation with us.
We utilize a classic architecture process supplemented with contemporary design tools - it's the best of both worlds.
Having a well defined creative process creates a level of comfort in an otherwise unknown environment. Through this process we are able to collect + apply your design input though our scheduled design meetings. We can't design modern spaces without you!
As part of our design process we will produce realistic architectural renderings of your project.
These images will help you better understand the spaces + materials we are proposing. Architectural renderings are a newer tool we can use to design the perfect modern space for you.
After we finish our design process we can roll your project right into the permitting phase. Let us do the hard work for you!
We have an in-office permitting expert who specializes in projects within the City of San Diego. Of course we have also permitted various projects throughout most of San Diego County + beyond.
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Commercial tenant improvement projects can be pretty expensive so it’s important to have an understanding of the costs before you begin your project. To answer this question lets break the project into a few categories below.
Soft Costs include design, engineering, consultants, + permitting. Every project is different + will require different professionals. Most tenant improvement projects we work on include an architect (obviously), a mechanical / electrical engineer, + an energy consultant (who produces the “Title-24 Report”).
In California the submittal package for a permit can be pretty intensive so we have set a minimum fee of $20k for our architectural design package. We do offer commercial schematic design services for projects which don’t require a permit at a significantly discounted cost. Permitting is also a type of soft cost.
Permitting will vary greatly in price depending on the municipality + the type of permit. A Coastal Development Permit or Site Development Permit will be considerably more expensive than a more simple permit.
Hard Costs are directly related to construction including materials and labor. Since the beginning of the global pandemic construction prices have increased.
Currently in Southern California minimum construction costs are around $200-300 per square foot depending on the features + finishes of the project.
When it comes to commercial tenant improvement projects, time is of the essence! You should start by requesting record drawings from the building owner or property management as they will be critical to modifying the previously tenant’s space.
Next we would schedule a time to measuring / documenting the existing conditions then we would researching relevant codes, + meeting with municipal staff to get clarification on development options.
Once we’re able to begin design we will go though a predetermined amount of meetings, progressing the design forward in each. The goal through this process is to move from more vague ideas to more detailed specifications.
Smaller projects can take as little as 1 month to design while larger projects will take longer.
When the design is completed we are ready to produce our architectural construction drawings + begin any engineering needed. This phase can take a month or so depending on the complexity of the project.
Now we’re ready for permitting! Permitting timelines are highly variable, ranging from as little as 3 months for more straightforward tenant improvement projects. Construction is also highly variable + will depend mostly on your general contractor. Even smaller construction projects will take at least 6 months. Larger projects can take a year or more to complete.
The good news is you don’t need to know much about permitting your home. We can help you get your project submitted, then guide you though the entire process!
It is important to understand the type of permit your project requires. At the most basic level, your permit will either be ministerial or discretionary.
Ministerial permits are much more straight forward + easier to achieve. Discretionary permits typically require more time, money, + more decision makers are involved in the approval + issuance.
Yes we do work on commercial projects! We have designed + permitted several tenant improvements (which are interior remodels of commercial spaces). Typically a tenant improvement is completed when a business leases a new commercial space.
If you’re moving into a new commercial space or would like to remodel your existing space, please use the form at the bottom of this page to book a consultation.
Yes! We offer virtual consultations at an hourly rate.
After you book a consultation + we discuss your project, if you’d like more specific information, please let us know so we can schedule a follow up virtual consultation. Book a consultation by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
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