your house is in escrow
but the building department has a few questions
to get you that retro permit
You’ve found the house of your dreams, or maybe you’re just getting out while the market is hot. You have boxes to pack, papers to sign and phone calls to make. But the building department has questions and you don’t have answers. They want drawings before they will sign off on that permit that you didn’t get when you remodeled your kitchen or added that office out back. Or maybe it was the people who sold the house to you all those years ago who put in a hot tub without a permit. The building department doesn’t really care, they want what they want.
I had the pleasure to work with Leslie at a high intensity, detail oriented, internationally renowned design firm. Leslie’s role was one with many hats:
Leslie provided a unique perspective to her design approach with a keen sensibility to the client’s expectations. She balanced this with an eye to project budgets and schedule limitations. She is a compassionate listener and is always generous with her time and willing to help. She is a hard worker and a confident self-starter, always researching new ideas and figuring out new ways of doing things that will make a project or process flourish.
…she brought a considerable amount of professionalism to the project table. Leslie very easily grasped what our design challenges were and helped coordinate the Interior Design in such a way that we came up with seamless solutions for the client. Working with Leslie was wonderful; she is very creative and has a very positive and grounded view of what it takes to complete a project.
Leslie did a great job handling the PGA Stadium Clubhouse project. Her management style brought creative solutions to construction implementation issues, while keeping the budget in view. Interfacing with the general contractor and other consultants was always handled efficiently, with warmth and a team attitude. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Leslie again in the near future!
I worked with Leslie on a small project with a very tight schedule as the sale of my house depended on it. She was able to quickly understand what was required and quickly turned around the required documents for permitting. Her familiarity with the local building codes and what the city was looking for were critical in helping get the required building permits.
Leslie was a pleasure to work with at a time when everyone around her was under a lot of pressure. She was friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable. I would not think twice about having her help me next time.
We hired Leslie to draft exhibit floorplans of our museum. She quickly grasped what our needs were and executed the project efficiently and professionally. Her positive attitude was refreshing and I hope we have an opportunity to work with her again in the future.
Leslie worked with me on two complex designs for restaurant proposals in the Presidio. She did an incredible job of weaving the aesthetic, functional and cost considerations into the designs and working to present these through the complex review process and to the varied decision makers at the Presidio. Leslie was able to always adeptly address the multiple levels of needs and considerations and quickly revise and rework the designs to fit changing needs and cost considerations. It was great fun to work with Leslie on these projects and I can’t imagine anyone better suited to successfully meet the challenges she faced!