California Architectural Board – Licensed Architect, Lic #33317
Contractors State License Board – Licensed General Contractor, Lic #924675
American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Member #3801-3315
National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) – Certified Member #105461
US Green Building Council (USGBC) – Member
Culver City Chamber
Culver City Chamber
Brentwood Professional Business Network – President
Leads Inc, Business Network – Organizer
Angie’s List – Member
Architecture for Humanity – Member
Project Mercy – Supporter
Los Angeles Revit User Group – Member
We design projects across the nation and leverage strong ties with local architects and general contractors to move quickly and efficiently.
Ask us about how we may assist you on your next out of state project.
Sustainability is the capacity to endure.
As a member of the US Green Building Council, Alloi is committed to providing sustainable design and energy conservation measures in every project. Below are a few strategies we incorporate into our design process.
Passive and active solar
-Highly efficient mechanical systems
-Low flow plumbing fixtures
-Recycle construction debris
-Source and select materials with recycled content
Indoor air quality
-Zero VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and adhesives
Alloi manages the project to ensure construction elements are built to match the envisioned design. We strive for excellence during the construction phase to ensure a cohesive final product.
Material selection is the key to obtaining the look you see in the magazines. Alloi maximizes the effect of high quality finishes by strategically placing them throughout your project. Often the image and feel of the magazine can be sustained through this process.
Each project has several forces that act upon it including budget, schedule, codes, site conditions, orientation, and views. Listening and blending these forces naturally create the project that will meet your needs.
Tenant improvements in commercial spaces can take two to three months depending on the scope of work. Residential remodels can take three to five months depending on the scope of work. New construction on an average size home can take from seven months to a year.
Depending on the scope, type, and complexity of the project, three to nine months from pre-design to permit is estimated to obtain a permit. Pre-design and design development can take one to two months each to complete while construction documents can take from one to two months while the engineering is being concurrently completed. The plan check process at the building department will take two to three months depending on the project type, city workload, and number of departmental reviews.
After the initial client consultation, Alloi determines the scope of work and establishes the estimated costs, then upon special request, we provide initial design sketches. After we agree on the scope of service, we meet an additional two to three times to refine the design.
Magazine clippings, photos, and a list of spaces with approximate sizes are the start of the design language that will allow us to communicate effectively throughout your project. Our expertise enmeshed with your desires will generate a harmonious solution.
Design costs vary by scope of work and complexity. Percentage costs, used only for comparative purposes, range from 8% to 12%. Once the initial scope of work is established, a stipulated sum design proposal is submitted.
Typically a preliminary design can be completed in two weeks depending on our work load.
This is a variable item that is dictated by the speed of the city in which you need a permit. Typically, once the construction drawings are ready to be submitted to the city, you can expect from four to eight weeks before a permit will be issued. Plans go through several departments including the planning department, building department, engineering department and fire departments, etc. If your project is a restaurant, then plans have to be submitted to health department as well. If your project is a coastal residential project or is on a steep hillside, then it can take a bit longer.
The construction cost of your project depends on the scope of work. Prices also vary between residential and commercial work. Retail tenant improvement construction costs range from $100 to $300 per square foot, while residential construction costs start at $200 per square foot. The extent of foundations, roofing, and kitchens will raise costs significantly. Hillside projects with extensive groundwork or retaining walls can also increase costs by 25 percent.