START HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE SOFT STORY RETROFIT & ADU PROGRAM IN SAN FRANCISCO . . .

A building is like a human body, bones are not isolated from muscles, skin, nervous system, etc - building structure is similarly attached to sheathing, mechanical duct work, electrical wiring, etc.

 

When you work with Q-Architecture, you have a uniform team of architects and engineers to "see the whole picture".  Our solution is therefore more comprehensive and effective without sacrificing aesthetic and historic character of your building.

 

我們講中文 -- 軟層建築防震工程

 

 

HOW WE WORK


In response to City of San Francisco's mandatory soft story program, 

 

Step 1: Site Assessment

 

Step 2: Design

 

Step 3: Construction

 

RESOURCES


Participants at the City's sponsered Earthquake Retrofit Fair

 

San Francisco Soft Story Ordinance

 

Soft Story Financing Options

ADU Handbook: The San Francisco Planning Department and OpenScope Studio have developed a handbook to serve as a guide for homeowners and contractors when adding a unit to an existing residential building. It helps define the various physical forms for ADUs; multiple City Codes which regulate adding ADUs; and when such investment is financially feasible or beneficial to small property owners.

Follow our simple "1-2-3 Package" including Design and Build.
Seismic Retrofit + ADU
QA-Retrofit flyer_2016.pdf
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按照我們簡單的“防震 強化1-2-3”,包括設計和工程。
防震 強化 + 增建居住單位
QA-Retrofit flyer-CH_2016.pdf
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Recent Publications on

Soft Story + ADU:

 

San Francisco Apartment Magazine, May 2017

Outside the Box

 

AIASF - Small Firms Great Projects, 2016

'Designing Strong Structures to Replace Soft Story Stock'

 

San Francisco Apartment Magazine, 2016

'Seismic Sales'


Q-Architecture is a certified Design Professional with the AllianceNRG financing program.