I am a licensed California and Arizona (Hawaii pending reciprocity) architect who has been working in the A/E/C industry since starting out as an intern in a small commercial and residential firm in 1998. I specialization in designing houses that use my patent pending sustainable recycled plastic block system (SRPBS).
By using this system, I have developed a deep passion for designing sustainable high-end custom residential via the traditional six step process of Programming, Schematic Design (SD), Design Development (DD), Construction Documentation (CD), Bidding and Negotiations (BN), and Construction Administration (CA).
My design fees for custom residential range from 8% to 15% of construction. For example, if you’re planning to construct a new home with a budget of $500,000, the design fees will typically fall near the high of 15%, while a $1,000,000 home will have design fees falling closer to the mid-range of 11.5%, and a $2,000,000 home will fall within the low of 8%.
In addition to custom homes, I provide affordable predesigned house plans sold exclusively through my website, www.mckimaa.com. Most predesigned homes on my site are kept to under 2,000-SF with the average being about 1,800-SF, use ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) combined with SIP (Structural Insulated Panels), and employ a simple aesthetic in order to limit the amount of materials required to construct the home. Theses predesigned plans start at $500 for a PDF copy.
When I’m not designing a new residence, I’m often providing my expertise as a freelance architect to others in the A/E/C industry. These services include design/build collaboration as AOR (Architect of Record), QC/peer reviews, constructability reviews, facilities assessments, architectural detailing, construction administration, and general 1099-independent services.
250 Douglass Street, 16
San Francisco, CA 94114
p: +1 310 908 6564
DUNS Number 966534898
NGLCC Certification Number 10964
NCARB Certificate Number 77692
Architect’s Registration Numbers: CA C36089; AZ 50052