David Ke | Design Collaborative Studio, Inc.
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- Douglas L.
I have known David for over 20 years and I have used him for a number of residential and commercial projects. You will not work with a better professional that is dedicated to his craft. In my time working with David on some of our fix-and-flip home remodel projects, where we added square footage and pushed the ceiling height to over 20 feet, I've found him to be very detailed in his work and articulate with his explanations. Not only that, but he is very thorough with his work, so we did not have so many iterations going through the city - its been a nightmare with other 'architects' and I lost even more money because I lost more money to carrying costs. David was worth it. Other projects that we are working on are mixed use commercial projects. Know that I am a seasoned real estate professional with 20 years of experience and he has always been patient and really holds my hand to explain all the details of why we are building and doing things a particular way. I can't thank him enough for being patient as I know he is very busy. I always learn new things each time I work with him. What I love the most about Dave is that I know the job will get done. He is patient and there is no project that is too difficult or City that is too challenging. The process is the process, but you can count on David not to make stupid mistakes and drag out your time table. For people like me that have a lot of money on the line, that has a lot of value.Sep 3, 2020
License Type: Architect (CA)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A working and trustworthy relationship is critical for any project. We typically like to get potential new clients and ourselves to know each better first, then the project second. Initial process starts with a no obligation phone call.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Accordingly to strict California standards, per the Architect's Regulating Board; California law defines the practice of architecture as the planning of sites, and the design, in whole or in part, of buildings or groups of buildings and structures. Any person who uses the title of "architect," or advertises to provide architectural services in California, must be LICENSED as an architect by the Board. Obtaining an architect’s license requires an individual to demonstrate competence by passing a national examination, a Supplemental Examination required by the State of California, as well as providing evidence of at least eight years of education and/or experience (which includes completion of a structured intern development program requiring 5,600 hours of experience) . Individuals are tested for competence in the following areas: • applicable codes and regulations, and assistance in the governmental review process; • investigation, evaluation, consultation, and advice; • planning, schematic and preliminary studies, designs, working drawings, and specifications; • coordination of services and/or documents by technical and special consultants; • technical assistance in the preparation of bid documents and agreements between clients and contractors; • contract administration; and • construction observation .
- What types of customers have you worked with?We work with clients that knows the value of using legal and professionally licensed credentials.