Mark Grisafe 

Ask the Architect: Do I Need an Architect for a Tenant Improvement Project?

It is very rare that a company is able to find an existing commercial space that is exactly suited for their business needs. A building might be in the ideal location with the right amount of square footage, but the space itself could be too open or too compartmentalized for the way the business operates. Or perhaps the existing plumbing or electrical systems won’t support the … [Read more...]

Ask the Architect: What Should I Know About Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)?

I’ve been an architect for many years now, but recently, my architecture firm has seen an uptick in requests for accessory dwelling unit (ADU) design. If you’re not familiar with ADUs, an ADU is an independent residential unit that is built on the same lot as a single-family home. Some people call them mother-in-law units or granny flats, since they are often used as dwellings … [Read more...]