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Created in 1983, Capital Designs has been providing residential and commercial designs services to builders, home owners and business owners  throughout Southern California. Since it's inception, Capital Designs has completed over 1,500 residential and commercial projects.

Michael Francis, Capital Design's owner and principle designer is a client oriented Certified Professional Building Designer (#5-608) with over 30 years of designs experience. Today's home and business owners are better educated and have higher expectations than ever before. You deserve personal attention. You deserve to have your ideas, concerns and budget taken seriously. No one understands this better than Michael Francis.

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Builders

Today's home and business owners are better educated and have higher expectations than ever before.  Read More >>>

Home Owners

Created in 1983, Capital Designs has been providing residential and commercial designs services. Read More >>>

Business Owners

Since it's inception, Capital Designs has completed over 1,500 residential and commercial projects. Read More >>>

Sample Plans / Building Designer

pdf  Hillside Residence

pdf  Del Rancho

pdf  Commercial Project

pdf  Alicante Court

What Is A Professional Building Designer?

A Building Designer is first and foremost a professional familiar with all facets of the building trade, whose plans and designs represent the particular needs, style and budget of the client. A Building Designer may offer a complete array of professional services to you as the client and may consist of:

• Residential Design, both single and multi-family, and commercial structures as permitted by the architectural statutes of each state.

• Conferring with you to ascertain type, size, and ultimate usage of the structure during the initial planning stage.

• Approaching any design problem based on the practical, functional and economical solutions that will best fulfill your requirements, while translating these factors into a concept that is both aesthetic and utilitarian.

• Offering recommendations regarding the site, interior and exterior layout, materials to be used, and architectural and exterior treatments.

• Furnishing you preliminary and detailed designs for the proposed structure, ranging from the initial concept to complete working drawings and specifications that will comply with all applicable building codes and regulations.

• When the conceptual designs are accepted by you, the building designer may present a contract detailing the extent of the services to be furnished and outline the related responsibilities, fees, and structural, mechanical and electrical considerations.

• Helping you select contractors and overseeing construction. You may retain a Building Designer to provide all or any part of the planning, design, and construction process as you desire. These services are subject to the policies and services of the individual designer you select.

• When retained to do so, he may assist you by preparing and publishing bid proposals for construction, and may also interpret and explain bid proposals to you with any recommendations.

• As your agent, he may as allowed by some states to conduct on-site inspections or observations of your construction, ensuring that all work meets the recognized standards.

A Building Designer that is a member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) has met the requirements of the AIBD ByLaws and the work experience standards deemed necessary to gain comprehensive knowledge of the profession of building design. The American Institute of Building Design established an independent body known as the National Council of Building Designer Certification to create and administer an examination and certification program. Those persons so certified are permitted to use the title of Certified Professional Building Designer(CPBD).Certified members are deemed qualified to perform services required in any portion of planning, design and construction, as permitted in their state of residence or practice.  For more information on this certification process, please visit NCBDC.com.

Builders

Capital Designs is dedicated to providing the highest quality of residential and commercial design service to contractors, builders and their clients. Capital Designs has over 33 years of experience designing and drafting residential and commercial project throughout Southern California. We will work closely with you and your clients in the design and development of the working drawings that will meet you and your client’s expectation.

 

Residential and Commercial Design Services Include:

  • Site Consultation
  • Planning
  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Green Building Code Compliance
  • Permit Service
  • Feasibility Study
  • Building Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Construction Documents
  • Title 24 Energy Calculations
  • Field Observation
 

Our Residential and Commercial Design Services Include:

  • Custom Home Design
  • Multi-Family Apartment Design
  • Interior Remodels
  • First Floor Additions
  • Loft Additions
  • Garage Additions
  • Deck Additions
  • Guest House Addition
  • Pool House Addition
  • Accessory Buildings
  • Fire Restoration Plans
  • Earthquake Restoration Plans
  • Bootleg Addition Plans
  • Tenant Improvement Plans
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • ADA Compliance
  • Production Home Designs
  • Residential Duplex Designs
  • Exterior Remodels
  • Second Floor Additions
  • Attic Conversion into Living Space
  • Carport Additions
  • Patio Additions
  • Granny Flat Addition
  • Loggia
  • Barns
  • Flood Restoration Plans
  • Seismic Upgrade Plans
  • Demolition Plans
  • Restaurant Design
  • Office
  • Commercial
 

It is our every intention to exceed your expectations by providing you with the best residential and commercial designs service.

Home Owners

Capital Designs has over 33 years of experience designing and drafting residential project throughout Southern California. We know designing a new home or adding on to your existing residence is a big investment. At Capital Designs, you will work closely with you an experienced design professional whose goal is ensure the value of your investment.

 

Residential Design Services Include:

  • Planning
  • Site consultation
  • Feasibility Study
  • Building Design
  • Engineering
  • Drafting
  • Construction Documents
  • Green Building Code Compliance
  • Title 24 Energy Calculations
 

Our residential design services suit a wide array of construction projects:

  • Custom home design
  • Multi-Family Apartment Design
  • Interior Remodels
  • Master Bedroom Additions
  • Kitchen Additions
  • Family Room Additions
  • Guest Bedroom Additions
  • Loft Additions
  • Garage Additions
  • Deck Additions
  • Guest House Addition
  • Pool House Addition
  • Accessory Buildings
  • Fire Restoration Plans
  • Earthquake Restoration Plans
  • Bootleg Addition Plans
  • Production Home Designs
  • Residential Duplex Designs
  • Exterior Remodels
  • Master Bathroom Additions
  • Dining Room Additions
  • Living Room Additions
  • Game Room Additions
  • Attic Conversion into Living Space
  • Carport Additions
  • Patio Additions
  • Granny Flat Addition
  • Loggia
  • Barns
  • Flood Restoration Plans
  • Seismic Upgrade Plans
  • Demolition Plans
 

We all have an image in our minds as to what our dream home should be. Weather it’s a new custom home, adding an addition, or remodeling your existing home, we want it to be done right. Capital Designs will listen carefully and put those ideas down on paper. We will work with you to prepare a set of house plans that will meet your specific needs.

It is our every intention to exceed your expectations by providing you with the best residential designs, evaluating construction costs and providing the finest quality construction documents—on budget.

Business Owners

Whether you are building a new building, remodeling your existing building or just need a set as-build drawing for your building. Capital Designs has over 33 years of experience designing and drafting commercial projects throughout Southern California. We will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive set of plans that will meet your company’s needs and complies with the local building codes and ADA requirements.

Commercial Design Services Include:

  • Site Consultation
  • Planning
  • ADA Compliance
  • Building
  • Engineering
  • Title 24 Energy Compliance
  • Feasibility Study
  • Building Design
  • Parking Compliance
  • Drafting
  • Construction Documents
  • Green Building Code Compliance
 

Our commercial design services suit a wide array of construction projects:

  • New Building Design
  • Restaurant Remodels
  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Fire Restoration
  • Earthquake Restoration
  • Bootleg Addition/Remodel
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Medical Office
  • Manufacturing
  • Apartment Building
  • Flood Restoration
  • Seismic Upgrade
  • Demolition Plans
 

It is our every intention to exceed your expectations by providing you with the best residential designs, evaluating construction costs and providing the finest quality construction documents—on budget.

Contact

 

Michael Francis. takes your ideas, concerns and budget very seriously. Contact him today to begin the process of designing your dream home.

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