Always willing to help a friend in need, I helped design and draw up plans for a very small remodel for a good friend of mine. There was a small outside space that he and his wife were interested in containing as part of the living/dining/family room area. This is a common type of remodel for many mid century ranch style residences found in Phoenix, Arizona. As of 3/15/2016, construction documents are still awaiting approval from the city, but things should be moving forward soon.
After putting all the work into this project and getting permits from the city, the client decided to go ahead and buy a new house instead of updating their current home. Can’t blame them, it definitely makes financial sense. The experience of putting this drawing set together was a good way for me to rekindle my architecture skills, as I’ve been teaching. Also, I just missed out on using my recent licensed architect stamp on this project – a few days too late!