Moxie Cafe Under Construction- Santa Maria, CA

It is always a great feeling when you start seeing many months of hard and diligent working getting a project through the convoluted mazes of planning, building,  and health department plan checks start to come together into a real life building. Here is what we…
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Yogurt Creations Opens its 7th Store on the Cal Poly SLO Campus

This is the 5th Yogurt Creations store I have done in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.  The four previous stores took something like 17 weeks from signing the lease until opening day.  The new one on the Cal Poly Campus in the…
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Consulting an Architect Before You Purchase Property

Just the other day I drove past the home of a client who hired me to do a feasibility study for a small addition project they wanted to do on the home they had bought not 2 years earlier.  The addition itself really wasn’t an…
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Will the money I put into my remodel or addition be reflected immediately in the value of my house?

I do a lot of small scale residential remodels and additions and this question comes up very frequently.  The simple answer is, no.  In fact this has almost never been the case in modern history.  Just recently the “Cost vs. Value” has started to make…
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