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.
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
Participants at the City's sponsered Earthquake Retrofit Fair
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.
Recent Publications on
Soft Story + ADU:
San Francisco Apartment Magazine, May 2017
Outside the Box
AIASF - Small Firms Great Projects, 2016
San Francisco Apartment Magazine, 2016
Q-Architecture is a certified Design Professional with the AllianceNRG financing program.