Design, Plans, Permits and and 3D Rendering since 1990
SKSI works with …
Contractors, engineers, property owners, investor and developers on residential, multi-family and commercial projects ranging from ADUs, remodels / redesigns, additions to new multi-Million dollar ground up projects.
While living in Tiburon in 2004, I noticed the genetic potential of the prestigious Bellaire subdivision. I felt the superior location and large buildable lots deserved a complete redesign, and with 181 total properties I saw tremendous potential. After arranging...read more
This is the first thing, and it is a rule that we should apply in life: always make a plan before acting. When making a plan for a house, we must bear in mind that all houses have partial or total renovation possibilities. In this blog, we will talk about the new...read more
When setting out to undertake any sizable home improvement, be it an ADU, remodel, facelift, or starting from scratch, why is choosing the experts in plans and permits so crucial? Tackling a home project, however large or small, requires extensive knowledge of all the...read more
Circa 1900, my mother's family. Grandma Gokey's father owned Syracuse Steel and Engineering. Here's a great photo of my great grandfather with his construction crew. He engineered, manufactured and built the steel bridges across the Erie Canal in New York.Hard to...read more
I have spoken to crowds up to 1,000 people as a guest speaker and specialist in Real Estate investing and financing. In this photo, I am (holding the microphone) on stage with Robert Kiyosaki, world renown author of Rich Dad / Poor Dad. This particular event was...read more
When Are Building Permits Necessary?
Building permits are not always necessary, but when they are, you don’t want to get caught performing work without permits. A “stop order” will cost you time and money. On smaller jobs the contractor usually gets permits for you. However, when an Architect, designer and/or engineer is involved they are usually the ones to get it done. SKSI will advise which may be the best way for you.
Design review sets the tone for the entire project. Design review is necessary on some additions, new home construction, and in deed restricted communities with home owner’s associations. SKSI is skilled at design review presentations and can present on your behalf.
Relationship with the Building Department
Building departments are the lifeblood of your project. One mistake in any stage may cause unfavorable bias in all phases of your project. Again, costing time and money. SKSI has the experience to avoid such delays and problems. Our humble approach is the simplest strategy when dealing with government employed workers that have no interest in helping your dreams come true.