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  • Free Consultation

    To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.

  • Quick Turnaround

    Once we understand your needs, we deliver Architectural Plans and Structural Engineering Drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real-time

  • Easy Permit Process

    We will provide a set of drawings of the Accessory Dwelling Unit that you may submit to the Temple city to obtain the required ADU permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments that are part of our scope (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved. Next, we can connect you with reputable ADU builders in your area, so you can get started with your ADU construction right away. Read more

A Leading Architecture, Engineering and Energy Services Provider for ADUs in Temple City, California

Our team of engineers and architects are well aware of requirements to Design and Build an ADU on your property in Temple City, California. Temple City has its own ADU law which they released as per the ADU ordinance passed by California Jan 2020. The provisions of the zoning code of the city will be referred to and cited as the TEMPLE CITY ZONING CODE.The purpose of this code is to implement the city of Temple City general plan and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the community. This code is intended to:• Establish standards, regulations, and incentives that provide for the highest and best use of buildings, structures, and land.
Serve the needs of residential, commercial, and industrial developments within the city.
Regulate and limit the height, number of stories, size, and location of buildings and other
structures, hereafter designed, erected, or altered.For further information visit

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Temple City, California

In Temple City ADUs are a secondary dwelling unit with complete independent living facilities for one or more people. They are an innovative, affordable, effective option to increase the value and space of your home or multi-family buildings. 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, conversions in multi-family units. ADUs are affordable in Temple City, California as they do not require paying for land, major new infrastructure, structured parking, or elevators. Further, they can provide an additional source of income for homeowners in Temple City, California.Development standards shall not include requirements on minimum lot size.Prohibits a local agency from establishing a maximum size of an ADU of less than 850 square feet, or 1000 square feet if the ADU contains more than one bedroom.Reduces the maximum ADU and JADU application review time from 120 days to 60 days

If you are planning to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit for your home or multi-family building in Temple City, California, we can provide the following services for:

  • ADU Plans
  • Floor plans
  • Home plans
  • Modular ADUs
  • ADU architects
  • ADU blueprints
  • ADU consultant
  • Civil engineering
  • Garage ADU plans
  • ADU cost per unit
  • ADU estimate
  • JADU Plans
  • Multi Family ADU
  • Foundation for Prefab ADU
  • ADU Permit Sets
  • Garage Conversions Plans
  • ADU Permit Sets
  • Structural Engineer ADU

We provide these services for all types of Accessory Dwelling Units

  • Detached: Detached ADU is the additional spaces that are not attached to the home but are in your property area in City Temple City, California. These Detached ADU are many types of Tiny backyard home, Backyard Cottage, etc. Design Everest helps in design, Engineering, ADU permit process and construction administration support for your tiny backyard home or any detached ADU. Detached ADUs are limited to one story and sixteen feet tall.
  • a Setback Required: New detached ADUs – four feet on the side and rear Additions to an existing detached accessory structure – four feet on the side and rear
  • Detached, newly constructed ADU with one or more bedrooms – one open space and can be in tandem with other parking spaces
  • Attached: The unit is attached to the primary structure to your home in Temple City, California.Attached ADU must comply with the height limitation of the primary residence.
  • Parking Requirement: An attached ADU or ADUs that are converted entirely from the existing structure(s) – no requirement
  • Repurposed Existing Space: Space (e.g., garage) within the primary residence is converted into an independent living unit

Some Examples of Accessory Dwelling Units

Garage Conversions Temple City, California

Garage Conversion in Temple City is a great way to increase your home’s value or increase the house living space and this new space can be used in a variety of ways. For homeowners, adding a room is less cost-efficient and stressful than having to sell their home and move to a bigger home. Design Everest in Temple City, California can help you with the ADU design and ADU permit for your garage conversion into ADU and will help you navigate choices and decisions to find the balance of form, function, and budget.

Multi-Family ADUs Temple City, California

    The new ADU laws in place since January 2020 in Temple City now allow such dwelling units to be added to your multi-family buildings like condos and apartments with following specifications.

  • In Temple City, California, New units can be added within the existing non-living space of a building (e.g., storage rooms, basements, or garages). At least one unit and up to ¼ of the existing unit count may be created this way.
  • Two new homes can be built on the same lot as the multifamily building but detached from it, with 4-foot side and rear setbacks and a 16-foot maximum height.
  • Allow at least one and up to 25 percent of the existing multifamily dwelling units within the portions of the existing multi-family dwelling structures that are not used as livable space such as storage rooms, boiler rooms, passageways, attics, basements, or garages.
Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit- JADUs Temple City, California

Temple City has its own JADU law, A Junior ADU (or JADU) is a new category of dwelling units created by the State of California. The main difference is that a JADU is not required” with “accessory dwelling units that do not require a dedicated bathroom. ADUs and JADUs must be located in the rear 50% of a lot, when feasible. JADU should be less than 500 square feet Contained entirely within a single-family residence, or a proposed single-family residence,may include an efficiency kitchen in relation to the size of the junior accessory dwelling unit. Can’t be sold separately from the primary residence. Owner occupancy is required

Granny Flat Temple City, California

A granny flat in Temple City, California is a self-contained living area for one or two persons usually located on the grounds of a single-family home. A granny flat can be detached and independent or it can be attached to the other dwelling in Temple City, California. It is called a granny flat because it is a popular way for families to accommodate aging parents. Other terms include granny pod, mother-in-law unit, in-law apartment, bonus unit, casita, carriage unit, and ohana unit. Most granny flats fall into the tiny house category and the surge in interest in tiny house living.

As multigenerational housing becomes more accepted, granny flats are likely to become more prevalent. Realtors and builders report that they are already a good selling point.

Services for Prefabricated ADU Units( Prefab ADUs) in Temple City, California

If you are looking to build a new accessory dwelling unit in Temple City entirely from scratch, prefabrication of your entire ADU, Design Everest Provides Foundation Engineering, for Prefab ADUs Plans to get them permitted and manufactured.

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We have huge experience in the ADU space in Temple City,California 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.

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Design Everest has more than a decade of experience in city Temple City, California, and has used the knowledge gained over the years to streamline the process and increase the approval rate of our blueprints for garage conversions. Our team of engineers, designers, and architects are well informed about the city guidelines and limitations for the area.

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Design Everest's list of projects, services, and clients highlight the breadth of 15+ years of experience. Our local structural engineers are committed to providing solutions that fulfill the aspirations of our clients. Clients repeatedly come back to us for our quality structural engineering design services renowned for analytical creativity and cost-effective solutions.

  • Highly experienced &
    value engineering

    We are a true one-stop -solution for Architecture and Engineering with experience in a wide range of specializations in home ADU Services as listed above in Temple City, California. Our licensed Engineers and Architects design efficient ADUs and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs, etc.

  • Responsiveness and
    quick turnaround

    Unlike most firms in Temple City, we leverage technology and make every effort to get quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?

  • Ability to take
    on a project anytime

    Our proprietary data system. The ‘Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means our architects & engineers in California can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.

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