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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 7 times

Serves Oakland, CA

5 employees

3 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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We worked with Sam Saleh from ATLUS drafting & design as part of our whole home remodel + addition project. Sam is fantastic! Whenever we have questions, he responded to our emails very quickly, even on a weekend night after 10pm. He is a really humble, patient and knowledgeable person. If there’s anything he isn’t aware of, he would promptly follow-up to get clarify from the city planning/building department. He listened to our requests, and provided us recommendations with the most cost-effective option to achieve the goal without trading-off the design details. We enjoyed working with him and we will strongly recommend anyone to him.
Jan 27, 2021
Joseph K.

We engaged with ALTUS for a couple of projects: the remodel of our master and guest bathrooms as well as a full backyard plan that included an ADU that we will use as a pool house. The pool itself was designed but someone else; however, Sam and team were able to incorporate those plans to create a single vision for our dream backyard. Their plan fully integrated the pool and pool house and surrounding areas in our backyard including an existing deck and outdoor kitchen. We had the vision for this project but Sam and team were critical in turning that vision into detailed plans that were then submitted to the city for approval. We couldn't possibly have done this without their help and it definitely felt like money well spent. They also helped us identify a GC, select some suppliers based on the design aesthetic and work through some of the material options to make sure we can achieve the result we want. We definitely recommend ALTUS. We can add photos as soon as our projects are completed.
Jan 27, 2021
Steve S.

Architectural Services

Eric and Sam were very helpful with my addition project and reasonably priced.
Nov 19, 2020
Ryan f.

Architectural Services

Sam has been great. Super helpful and knowledgeable. Also he is very responsive. I’m Really happy we hired him.
Nov 8, 2020

Sam and his team did a fantastic job and a very competitive price. This is my first home project and he held my hand through the process. He was incredibly responsive via email, text and phone. The designs were fantastic and detailed, he worked closely with me to make final tweaks as well. With the pandemic we needed to wait a bit on the filing of permits as we likely will not be building until later in the year. Sam has been checking in with me to see when he can reengage and submit for the permits which is fantastic as well. I would HIGHLY recommend Altus and Sam for any project.
Sep 1, 2020


  • 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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