Get high quality ADU engineering plans on-budget and in a quick turnaround time. Our scalable engineering resources enables building design projects to be completed faster, and our years of experience ensures quality work that results in quicker building permit approvals. We also practice “value engineering” best practices which helps our customers save on construction costs.
To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.
Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real time.
We will provide a set of drawings that you may submit to the city to obtain the required permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved. Next, we can connect you with reputable contractors in your area, so you can get started with your project right away.
ADUs are a secondary dwelling unit with complete independent living facilities for one or more person. They are an innovative, affordable, effective option to increase the value and space of your home. Today ADUs are known by different names: granny unit, granny flat, in-law unit, in-law cottage, mother-in-law apartment, sidekick home, laneway home, backyard guesthouse, backyard cottage or secondary dwelling unit. ADUs are affordable in California as they do not require paying for land, major new infrastructure, structured parking, or elevators. Further can provide additional source of income for homeowners.
The first step of creating an ADU is to have an architectural plan. If you do not have a plan handy, we are happy to connect you with one of our trusted Architect partners in your area. Our partner architects specialize in various architectural styles, and can create an Architectural Permit set for any design styles you have in mind.
We have you completely covered when it comes to the engineering required for the ADU. Our engineers can take your ADU vision and iron out the details to ultimately create the ADU plans for construction. We then work with you across the ADU construction and oversee every step of the project.
We have huge experience in the ADU space and have helped many of our clients by transforming their current house into their dream space with ADU additions. Each ADU we create is custom built and tailored to your specific needs by our trusted team of engineers.
We Serve all forms of ADUs
We are a true one-stop engineering shop with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing ADU Services as listed above. Our experienced engineers design efficient structures and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs etc.
Unlike most firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?
Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means we can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.
Aakash and the engineers at Design Everest were very efficient and cost effective. My project was very complicated, and the building permit process, and inspections, in Sausalito are rigorous. More specifically, I needed a detailed plan for an elevated deck situated on a steep slope. I am very pleased with the result, and with the polite and professional treatment that I received.
Design Everest has been excellent to work with. They really spent time to understand what my project needs were and provided excellent feedback. They are very responsive to all communications for my projects. They are all very skilled and I would not hesitate to use them again for all of my future engineering projects.