Las Vegas Architect Articles

• How can I get a commercial interior remodeling permit in the Las Vegas area?

Commercial remodeling projects are often referred to as tenant improvements because they are typically designed for tenants who do not occupy the entire building. This is for projects where their use is already allowed and not subject to special government agencies. This is a best practices and common practices way to go about it. 1.… Read More

• What advice do the architects have on how to protect myself from a huge mistake on my commercial project?

Regardless of if this is your first commercial architectural construction project or the tenth there will always be mistakes. This is the nature of “reinventing the wheel”. The key is to keep the mistakes to a minimum through using “Due diligence” in your practices. Here are a few simple steps to avoid a costly disaster?… Read More

• Can Ken Small REALLY get a building permit from Clark County 1 day after the plans are done?

YES, Ken Small, Architect can get a building permit for an Architectural Construction one day after the plans are done. Yes, you read that right. Ken Small is authorized to skip the Clark County Building Department plan review and get a permit in 1 business day after the plans are completed. I review the Architectural,… Read More

• Is a building permit all that I need for my project?

No. There are many other approvals that you MAY need dependent upon your situation. The first thing to inquire about is the zoning for your project. If you don’t have the correct zoning then that is a separate process that takes multiple months to get approved. Certain projects need use permits for that use regardless… Read More

• What about dealing with Health Department Approvals?

Generally anything that comes close to being a Restaurants or a bar or something along those lines will need to go through health department review and approval process. We offer this service and can walk you through the steps necessary to get that approval. After having helped many prior clients with exactly the same process… Read More

• Can I design my commercial building to look like whatever I want?

Unfortunately, not. In most jurisdictions your project will have to undergo “design review” by a government agency that will have the ability to decline your request. This does not happen often. But it can. The more common situation is that the bureaucracy will make “Suggestions” about what they will be willing to support. In some… Read More