Do you know about our Project
Management Advantage, and how it
will help you in every stage of your
At no additional cost to you, we will undertake the pre-construction management of your project through a dedicated Project Manager. This means taking your stress away of coordinating your project, taking care of all your project needs and expectations, and managing the entire design process on your behalf.
Our clients love the benefits of having a dedicated Project Manager as their guide throughout all the stages of their projects.
Here is what they have said about our Project Management service:
I was looking for an Architect to get plans for a unit in Berkeley. I have had Architectural plans drawn in the past for houses in Oakland. Based on my experience, I was apprehensive as I had bad experience. They never finished the work on time and every time, the city made minor correction, it was a hassle, no prompt response. Had I not given big deposit; I would have cancelled the job.
After exhaustive and intensive search, I settled for Design Everest. Their cost was reasonable. They assigned me a project person. She always responded promptly and delivered the drawings exactly as she promised. Before signing the contract, they said it would take 4 weeks for my project and they actually delivered few days earlier. The correction that the city of Berkeley made, they addressed promptly. The city engineers actually commented that they are high quality drawings. I was able to copy the emailed final plans to USB flash drives and get different enlargements at local Xerox center without any problem.
Couple of times, I actually changed my mind, after I got the preliminary drawings about the location and orientation a bath room, a bed room and couple of windows. And they did those changes without charging me extra.
Without any hesitation, I will go back them in the future when I need an Architect.
My experience with this company far exceeded expectations. From the start, I had a great experience dealing with Brittany who was extremely responsive and put me on a call with one of the principal engineers to answer questions I had. My reasoning for
hiring Design Everest was due to my HOA requesting the tile be removed from the balcony and have it reviewed by a structural engineer, and a report submitted. The other part of my great experience was that I had a very short timeline to complete the work and they actually had an engineer come on Labor Day morning to do this. Who does this?! Edward was thorough, informative and he submitted the report the Labor Day the same day. Zaira the project manager
expedited sending me the report within a day. Again, this was over Labor Day weekend. This company in my experience, was great to work with and If I need structural engineers again, I wouldn't hesitate to call Design Everest.
We used Design Everest for structural plans to remove two load bearing walls for our home renovation. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. We had the pleasure of working with Jessica, Zaira, and Matt. They went above and beyond to help us coordinate the permit package in a quick turnaround time. They were extremely friendly, promptly returned calls or emails (even on their days off on occasion), and flexible to our requests for changes. The whole team was professional and the cost and turnaround time was very fair compared to some of the other quotes we received. We had our permit finalized last week without one change required from the city! I would most definitely use Design Everest for any future work as well as recommend them if given the chance.
Design Everest created architectural and structural plans for the ADU I'm building in Walnut Creek. Regardless of the slow and long approval process, dictated by the county building department, Jessica stayed on top of her game every time, delivering the changes as requested and providing all the necessary detail. I am very happy with the service and would recommend the firm to anyone starting from scratch, whether you are an owner-builder or a professional contractor.
We hired Design Everest to prepare architectural and structural drawings for us to get a permit to fix our home's ceilings that were unsafely vaulted by a licensed contractor (see our review of Janssen Builders). They weren't the least expensive bidder, but it was clear to us that they were the most professional and competent. Throughout the design process they were extremely thorough; for example, the structural engineer's draftsman spent over a day and a half just taking measurements and double checking everything. The designer was no less exacting, reviewing the entire property several times while in process of producing his work. Their product was good enough to be approved over the counter by the planning office, after a careful and complete review. Throughout the process the company's stellar coordinator, Jessica Passage, kept everything flowing and all parties informed as needed, as well as quickly and effectively responding to all requests for changes as needed.
We have just hired a contractor, Baron Construction, and will write a review on them when they've completed their work. We'll also update this review at that time as well.
I would give Design Everest highest rating as it gets for many reasons including:
1. As owner builder, after producing my own architectural design, at the start of the home extension project from single story to two story substantially larger home, I was hesitant to see how the kickstart of the of second phase would be. My hesitation came true when I started contacting Structural Engineering firms in my area. Some of the firms
were not responsive, some of the firms were off the chart pricing, some of the firms were unprofessional in the response due to the fact that the real estate market is at the top as of August 2018 and construction industry overall is booked up in many levels. My initial thought process / feelings at that moment were part disappointment, part discouragement until I received best of the best response from Jessica (Project Management) - Design Everest. Jessica explained in detail the process of engagement, deliveries including Title-24 and Structural Plans, and delivery timelines in very orderly manner that gives you confidence in your project that "YES" there is help out there for you to move forward.
2. You will get the best pricing, best coordination, best timeline from Design Everest by far margin. It is a firm instead of one man show. In one man show, you would often get vague responses and not dependable future engagement. Design Everest being a firm with multiple structural engineers and supporting team working together, would be able to engage with the government and contractors when needed as opposed to one man shows
3. The complete process, from scheduling the first visit, to correspondence with Structural Engineer, through Jessica's coordination, was a breeze.
4. Many of the Structural Engineering companies I talked to before choosing design Everest, did not mention the required Title-24 Energy Compliance report. It would have been additional cost to the initial bidding they provided. Design Everest provided clean proposal that included T-24 and Structural Plan clearly.
Overall, best price, best project management, best approach to solving Structural Engineering problem in an efficient way.
Highly recommend Design Everest, you will be very satisfied and confident about the complete engagement.
I recently had a very good experience with Design Everest.
We hired Design Everest for a project to help a client work their way out of a very difficult situation involving a contractor who had done defective work without having gotten building permits. Working with Sayan at Design Everest was an excellent example of optimum performance under stressful conditions, with legal and bureaucratic deadlines complicating every step. Providing site visits, analyses, drawings and unexpected supplemental demands from local authorities, Design Everest and Sayan came through with flying colors, meeting our rushed deadline to submit plans.
I reached out to Design Everest while looking for a residential structural engineering inspection in what happened to be a very short time window. Although I did not end up needing the inspection in the end, the agent who worked with me (Brittany) displayed the utmost professionalism and responsiveness in communicating between me and the potential inspector on the requirements of my request and timing, including communication after business hours to get everything lined up. This interaction gave me confidence that Design Everest is a well-run organization. As a result, I would definitely look to Design Everest for a structural engineering inspection project in the future.
This is the review for Brittany - PM who was consulting me. I contacted them about creaky floors I have in my condos and at first I received a proposal for their engineer to come and check my upstairs neighbor floors and write a report (the cost is ~$900). I asked Brittany to give me more details about work to be done during the evaluation, so I can schedule time with my HOA and my neighbors. She contacted their engineer and then got back to me saying that I might need a contractor to come and check the floors first, described what would be done by a contractor and maybe that would be enough to fix the issue without spending more money than needed. I appreciate their professionalism and being pro-active about checking best options for their customers. And also what getting beck to me quickly. Great customer service!
I worked with Josh at Design Everest to schedule a residential foundation assessment and report. Josh had great follow through, great communication, and was able to schedule an engineer's visit in just a few days. The engineer was professional and had the completed report back to me in 3 days flat. The price was very fair compared to other estimates I received.
Design Everest has successfully completed over 4500 simple to complex projects in California working with cities' Planning and Building departments, and coordinating across multiple design and engineering disciplines for Residential, Commercial and Industrial buildings. Our experience has taught us that handling projects alone does not ensure a project's success. A proactive and collaborative approach to project execution is essential. Your Project Manager ensures both approaches are factored in the project execution at all stages, and will work directly with you to get the project executed as per your vision.
A typical New Construction, Addition or a Remodel project may require a plethora of professional services including but limited to Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, MEP & HVAC Design and Title 24. We are a One-stop solution as we deliver quality plans for all these services, and your Project Manager will ensure all these plans are well coordinated, and are delivered on schedule.
Here is what your Project Manager can do for you:
We understand many of our customers may be worried about executing a construction project which often requires multiple disciplinary engagements like Architecture, Engineering, MEP Design & Title 24, while the industry is heavily regulated, and the work is highly technical. Design Everest has a strong experienced team of licensed Architects, Engineers, and Drafters, and we have successfully executed thousands of residential and commercial projects in various Cities and Counties in California. We can therefore provide you with the right team of Architect/Engineer/Designer for your project, along with a dedicated Project Manager who will coordinate the whole project for you and ensure successful execution of your project.
Our proprietary system Design Hub allows us to optimize our resources so that we are able to take on a project any time and provide our client a headstart for obtaining the building permits. We work with you to seek your approval of the work in a phased way so that all your comments are addressed throughout the project.
Two large multi-story custom homes;
Two custom homes;
On-site evaluations, additions, deck engineering, and preparation of conversion plans;
Ground-up 5-story Holiday Inn Express Hotel;
(Owner: Hiten Suraj, Architect: Eric Jacobsen)
Structural design of entire outside bar and sitting area;