Long Beach Architect

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...]

Want to Provide Customers with a Great Experience? Take Notes from This Long Beach Architect

Providing a great customer experience is something many small business owners struggle with. Small businesses typically have limited resources (including staff) and are often stretched thin just to keep their businesses afloat. As a result, customer experience matters are often put on the backburner due to more pressing demands. But what if providing a great customer … [Read more...]

Mark Grisafe of Grisafe Architecture in Long Beach on What it Takes to Succeed as an Architectural Design Firm

Businessing Magazine sat down with Mark Grisafe, the owner and head architect at Grisafe Architecture in Long Beach, California. Mark is not only a talented architect, but an astute businessman who is well respected in his community. We wanted to find out how Mark has managed to find success as a small business and how he sets his company apart in an industry that is often … [Read more...]

Long Beach Architect Welcomes Client Ideas and Input

If you’ve ever worked with a design professional, like an architect, interior designer, or landscape architect, you may have noticed that your ideas and suggestions are not always welcomed. So many designers take on the mindset of “I’m the expert. I know what’s best.” And while it’s true that these types of professionals have varying levels of training and experience in their … [Read more...]

How This Long Beach Architecture Firm Makes Your Tenant Improvement Projects Go Smoothly

Moving your business into a new building can be stressful. There is so much to do and coordinate, and it can really take a toll on your business’s operations if you’re not careful. One thing you want to make sure of is that your new space suits your business needs as much as possible. Getting everything in order with your new space before moving day is ideal and will make the … [Read more...]