British Columbia, Canada
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Soft-Story Retrofits are improvements intended to make building earthquake ready by adding or altering structural elements.
Design of the interior of the space that can include furniture, fixtures, flooring, amenities and much more.
Remodels or renovations are improvements to existing structures which can include everything from new fixtures to new floor plans.
Additions are newly constructed structures attached to an existing structure.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names: granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, effective option for adding much-needed housing.
Complete development of a ground-up building, which can be a new home, multi-family building, detached garage or ADU.
Entitlements are approvals from governmental agencies to use or develop a parcel of land. Approval may depend on many factors—including the building’s use and size, appearance, historic status, and environmental impact—overseen by separate agencies. The process is especially complex in cities, where land is scarce and land values are high, but TECTA Associates has been getting entitlements for our clients for nearly 40 years.
We’ll produce a detailed record drawing of existing conditions that can include MEP information.
We’ll observe your site during the construction process to keep the project on-budget and builders to the task. We will respond to any RFIs requested by the contractor as well as meet with you to discuss progress.
TECTA Associates will submit the drawings and all necessary documents to local municipal departments for permitting and approval and stay on top of plan checkers to make sure your plans make their way through applicable departments as quickly as possible.
We produce plans to guide contractors on how and what to demolish to be used in final contractor pricing, permitting and construction.
We produce permit-ready construction Documents for use in final contractor pricing, permitting and construction.
We take the design that is approved by the client in the Concept Design stage and incorporate the design elements into our drawings to be used in the Construction Documents stage.
We’ll take your ideas and inspiration and produce a design that will determine the overall look and feel of the space. Part of the Concept Design process is the production of 3D photo-realistic renderings so you will be able to see what your space will look like once built.
Fit Plans and Space Plans are the first step in the development of a floor plan after determining programming and needs for the space. The purpose is to produce a high-level floor plan for approval by the client so that the Construction Documents stage can be executed quickly based upon a pre-approved floor plan.
When you update a space, you have to upgrade any facilities to meet requirements set forth by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This can be daunting and confusing, but TECTA Associates has the expertise to make these upgrades for you quickly and easily.
Need to split a space into two or more spaces to lease separately? This is where we come in to produce demising plans to divide the space.
Are you leasing a space and your broker needs a floor plan of what is existing? Great, we’re here to help! We will produce a Lease Outline Drawing that shows the existing conditions of the space for use in the leasing process.
If you’re not sure whether you can build or change what you would like to, we can perform a thorough Feasibility Study to determine whether what you desire is possible and if it is cost effective.
We will produce drawings and/or the documentation necessary to have permits or other governmental submittals approved to entitle your site for a multitude of different needs such as changes in use, building permits and conditional use permits.
TECTA Associates will go to your site to identify critical issues, take measurements and provide you with a comprehensive report about the site.