ALTUS Draft & Design
ALTUS Draft & Design

ALTUS Draft & Design

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Introduction: We offer drafting services specializing in: Architectural, Engineering, Construction Documents, Permit Sets, Title 24 and Calgreen analysis. Design services also include Conceptual and Schematics Drawings, Layouts and Renderings. ​ Let us deal with the local building and planning department on your behalf, we work with them on a steady basis and we know California Building Code. We have an expanded network of contractors that we work with if you are also in need of construction services.

Hired 13 times

Serves Oakland, CA

5 employees

4 years in business

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  • Retaining Wall and Deck

    Architectural Services


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

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Aaron Paul N.
Dec 7, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

As first timers when it comes to ADU construction, Sam and his team have done a SUPERB job not only helping us with our needs, but educating us with all the different state/county ordinances from plumbing, electrical, to even solar requirements. They drafted multiple designs and took into consideration of all our wants, especially when it came down to the budget. I would definitely work with Sam and his team for future projects!

Details: Project consultation • Design drawings • Construction documents (blueprints) • Construction administration • Contractor selection assistance • Addition to existing structure • Residential • 500 - 1,000 sq ft

Architectural Services
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Alvin C.
Aug 15, 2021
Altus has provided us top-notch services and the company is highly responsive. You won't find a better drafting and design firm in the Bay Area that will guide your project from the design phase to obtaining permits. They also have construction connections to make your dream a reality. Our project went very smoothly and Altus demonstrated they had excellent knowledge of state and local codes to get the remodel plans through the complex city processes. This company is certainly recommended.
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Mohammed M.
May 6, 2022
I work with them for my own project in a Bay Area and they are very cooperative and has quality work. I would like to recommend any one who would like to his quality work and very reasonable price.
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Ethan P.
Feb 28, 2022
We contacted Sam to draw up some plans for a wall removal for our reno. He was responsive and came by the house to take measurements/pictures of our area. He sent us the agreement and fees breakdown which was reasonable compared to others. Got the plans drawn up and submitted it the city on our behalf. The city took while to review and needed additional information. Sam then went back to his engineer and revised what the city was asking for. Got it re-submitted and approved. We're have our guys follow the plans now! Thanks again Sam!
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Johnny k.
Dec 2, 2021
Sam designed our ADU In San Jose, CA. The process was challenging, but Sam always did his best to simplify it and help us navigate the unexpected. The price was reasonable compared to other architects in the Bay Area. The ADU design fits perfectly with our existing house, and we love it. We were very impressed with Sam's experience dealing with the City of San Jose and getting the drawings approved. After starting the building, we got some unexpected complications, Sam kept following up with us and the engineer to solve the problem, even though he received his full payment. We appreciate his patience and work ethic.


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our fees are competitive, considering that we are a one stop shop. Besides drafting the architectural plans, we usually see the entire process through until you get our permit and have a network of engineers, permit techs, former plan checkers on our team that assist in the process. After you get your permit and begin construction we are always available should a revision become necessary or a detail needs clarification.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Usually we start with a phone consultation where we can usually provide a quote over the phone after asking a few questions, followed by a site visit where we offer our feedback to a client. Afterwards, we can be on site measuring within a few days and have a first draft within 3 weeks, 4 weeks for larger projects. On occasion we can accomodate faster turn arounds.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Eric, Co Founder, has an Architecture Degree from the University of Minnesota Sam, Co Founder, is a self taught designer with construction experience. Michael, has an Architecture Degree

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