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About Studio 1323, Jack Hillbrand AIA, Architect

Who We Are
We are a Santa Monica based architectural firm that creates comfortable and affordable living spaces for both newly built and renovated projects. Our skill to create unique spacial experiences will make you feel at home on day one. With hands-on design and management experience, we provide full architectural services for sustainability within a broad range of public and private building types. Our expert and efficient designs will also save on costs.

Depending on project needs, we can meet requirements for the California Building Code, LA City and LA County Codes, International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and the American Disabilities Act. We optimize quality and production processes in all environments with budget and schedule tracking, pro-active communication, and precise action to solve complex problems.

Our Process
We prefer to discuss the project in person or by phone to set our fit with your program and budget. Once we are set we will request a site meeting at no charge to you:
    - To see you on your property and discuss your program in detail,
      provide information on our service, and discuss any questions.
    - Provide feedback on your project's viability.
    - Enable us to then prepare a proposal for you.

Services Provided
    - Project and Site Walk-thru Analysis (review of existing properties and structures)
    - Design and Specifications
    - Building Permit Documentation
    - Bid Coordination with Contractors
    - Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) with Conventional and/or Design Build

Professional Designations
    - American Institute of Architecture
    - National Certification of Architectural Review Board (NCARB) #40569
    - California Licensed Architect #C20866
    - Architect Licenses in NY, WY, OH, MI, SC, FL

For Development Projects
We assist with Site Acquisition and securing entitlements necessary for development with municipalities. This includes assistance in site planning, property-specific decisions, assurance of project readiness for site assessment, resolving land use codes, and finishing with permit ready construction documents.

Site Analysis and Due Diligence
    - Highest & Best Use
    - Density Studies
    - Land Use Analysis
    - Environmental Analysis
    - Incorporation of Municipal Design Criteria

Planning, Entitlements, and Design
    - Land Use Entitlements (Rezone, General Plan Amendments)
    - Site Planning
    - Design Review Entitlements
    - Municipal and Agency Coordination
    - Regulatory Agreements
    - Assist with developing entitlement strategies, submissions, and presentations
    - Assist with obtaining entitlement and permit approvals for projects
    - Work with City officials and Municipalities
    - Ensure that timely, efficient engineering is completed