We recently received a list of questions about “construction administration” from a client. Construction admin is often shortened to “CA” or also called “construction observation” and it is the idea that you keep the designer or architect involved during construction. This may be a few hours a month or even less of the architects time,
We just signed up a new partner based in Pasadena and he is working on a guest house. The project is in the city of Pasadena, CA. The client’s vision/goal is to create passive rental income. The architect wanted to maximize allowable square footage to comply with zoning regulations for allowable livable area and occupable space.
New Avenue recently finished a class San Francisco project – one of an estimated 30,000 additions or remodels in the city that are ready for an in-law apartment or accessory dwelling. An estimated 30,000 projects like this have an unpermitted kitchen making them illegal in-laws. This is a fully permitted project designed by one of
The City of Oakland and a group of local artists are working together to keep Oakland safe and affordable for artists. Today, Oakland planning department approved the permits for the first large scale live/work loft in the city! A 15,000 square foot empty warehouse in West Oakland will soon become 14 legal studios and 9
This garage conversion is just over 25% completed at the time of this article. The owner of this home is a young recent Berkeley graduate who bought a home near a local BART station. He can commute to downtown San Francisco in about 30 minutes (when there aren’t BART delays… a big “if”) Michael plans
A few of our clients rent their homes on AirBnB. Want to give mountain living in Wyoming a try? Curious if you like modern open living, mountain biking, skiing, concrete floors, or hockey? Book this home new Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Modern Mountain Home in Wyoming Curious about a garage conversion, backyard cottage, loft heights or
This article is part of a series of posts on real project costs. New Avenue is the leading national design/build network. Our architect and contractor partners use our online platform to provided their bids and process their invoices. As such we get a unique collection of project costs. We share these costs to help inform