At New Avenue we have determined that the best practice for providing architectural services for remodels, additions, and new custom homes is to provide detailed Design Proposals. Our online proposal system structures each proposal in with each major task listed in a line item proposal. The architecture services are billed hourly and the dollars billed
Creating an architecture and construction budget is really hard. Once work starts progressing, it can become a total nightmare to manage proposals, bids and payments. We’ve found that standardizing proposals, invoices and the budget in one format is the key to success. For example, this is a design proposal for a small section of our overall
These are the architectural plans for a small detached guest room in Oakland, CA. New Avenue is the network of architects and contractors that you can trust. We have completed projects from $100,000 to over $2,500,000. You can sign up to use our project management system for free here: Get Started Have any questions?
We’ve been fortunate to receive a lot of nice feedback from the clients, architects and contractors that we work with. We typically share this list when a potential client asks for a reference in order to verify a construction budget, construction schedule, building permit process or costs. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Here are
At New Avenue we have paid over 30 different types of permits to get residential projects approved. These are “normal” projects too such as additions, remodels, restorations, accessory dwellings accessory structures and custom homes. One of the architects who is a partner at New Avenue recently completed in depth research for the permitting fees of
The following is a summary of our research into a new accessory dwelling in Oakland, CA. These answers are based on a conversation directly between one of New Avenue’s partner architects and a planner who works for the City of Oakland Planning Department. These apply to a specific parcel in Oakland. This is a
We lifted a hundred-year-old house in Oakland. Here’s what was involved and what it cost. This is the cost to lift a house in Oakland, CA. This is the budget for the construction only. The construction includes lifting an existing 100+ year old home, excavating almost an entire basement, pouring a new foundation, building walls,