Specialties

ADU Design & Permits

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Accessory Dwelling Unit Design Services

No matter what kind of accessory dwelling unit (ADU) you want to build, Design Appruv can get it done. We’re SoCal’s one-stop shop for ADU design, drafting and building permit needs. Our local in-house ADU design experts take you from hand-sketched on-site measurements through schematic design and expedite your permit submission. Not only that, but we do it on your timeline and budget, with the design and flexibility you want.

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As California Building Code continues to change in the homeowner's favor, Accessory Dwelling Units have become the solution to overcome California's Housing Crisis. Now is the perfect time to build an ADU in California.
Seth Voiron
President, Design Appruv

Detached ADU

Detached ADU

Separated from the primary home. This can be a new construction or a detached garage conversion.

5 Stars

Design Tested, Client Appruv’d

Highly recommend! Seth, the owner, was prompt, knowledgeable and clear. He gave us upfront and transparent pricing for his firm as well as other expected costs along the way – no surprises. Design Appruv has been very responsive, communicative and excellent to work with. Very happy with our partnership. Comment end
——— Mr J | Thumbtack

The Design Appruv Guarantee

Here at Design Appruv, you get what you’ve paid for. Here’s how we’ve set ourselves apart from our competitors.

Cheaper & Faster

Cheaper & Faster

Get five-star design and drafting without the cost, timeline, or ego of a licensed architectural firm.

Wide Service Area

Wide Service Area

We serve SoCal clients from San Diego County up to Long Beach, and as far east as Palm Springs.

Experienced

Experienced

Our turn-key local design, drafting & expert building permit team is fully licensed with over 80 years of combined experience.

Communicative

Communicative

Our Design Development Experts will be in touch weekly to assure your receiving a 5-star experience.

Transparent

Transparent

We make sure you’re 100% knowledgeable about what, how and why we make the decisions we do!

Client Focused

Client Focused

At Design Appruv, our experts always put your construction budget first and design to meet your lifestyle.

Our ADU Process

Project Deep Dive & Consultation

1. Project Deep Dive & Consultation

Once we've received your request, we will schedule in a time for a deep dive into your project. Here we will discuss many important parameters and driving design factors of your project including the "Three-Pillars of ADU" - Budget, Intent & Longevity.

2. Initial Site Meeting

Once our team has a chance to review and establish cost, timeline and any other municipal needs we will send over your detailed proposal. A follow up meeting always serves to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Establishing realistic expectations is essential.

Initial Site Meeting
Due Diligence & Feasibility Analysis

3. Due Diligence & Feasibility Analysis

Every project begins with an in-depth site analysis, feasibility studies and due diligence to assure our project not only meets the needs of the clients but adheres to all local building codes. We do not accept NO - we establish HOW.

4. 3D Iterative Design

We then provide an immersive iterative design experience where our clients are offered multiple design options at every meeting. Putting our clients in the driver’s seat is our priority, but it is our goal to provide you with the necessary information to make educated design decisions.

3D Iterative Design
Code Compliance & Construction Documents

5. Code Compliance & Construction Documents

Once we've received your request, we will schedule in a time for a deep dive into your project. Here we will discuss many important parameters and driving design factors of your project including the "Three-Pillars of ADU" - Budget, Intent & Longevity.

6. Building Permit Submission & Management

Our team of building permit experts will see your project from submission, correct all necessary comments through to issuance. Whether its Building, Zoning, Fire or Environmental Health - our compliance experts navigate the frustrating red tape for you! Design Appruv is here to assure building permits are a breeze!

Building Permit Submission & Management

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