It was an early morning drive to SFO this morning. Our good friend, Mike Calise, was very kind and drove me to SFO for my 8:30 am flight. On the flight from SFO to SEA, I was fortunate to have the exit row window seat. There was no one in the center seat and what […]
The engagement letter was accepted on both sides so we signed the letter and cut a check for John. We are looking forward to working with John. Time to get rolling on the construction drawings before the fire sprinkler ordinance becomes effective in August!
This is it – the big day. We are #3 on the agenda for Monte Sereno’s Site and Architecture Commission meeting tonight. There are four commisioners and Marshall Anstandig is the chairperson. To prepare for the meeting, we have seven letters from neighbors, five people lined up to speak, and three e-mails. Everyone supports our application. Bryan’s presentation was fairly […]
John sent me the proposal today. I finally have something tangible to evaluate and make a decision with. Time to move forward, especially with the Site and Architecture meeting on Wednesday.
After connecting with John and speaking with him, I sent him a scope of work outlining my requirements. John seems very savvy and interested in the project. He promised to send me a proposal in a day or two. It will be good to engage a great designer that can make ArchiCAD sing!
After surfing around, I found an interesting architect in Palo Alto. The architect is David Solnick and he has a great portfolio. I called David and asked him if he would be interested in working on a full set of construction documents. David, very politely, explained that he worked on the design side and I […]