Las Vegas Architect Articles

• Architectural Design Services – Absolutely Amazing!!!

Designing is something that brings life and authenticity to any building either it is residential or commercial. As every client has unique needs associated with their construction and architectural projects. We must thank to all the latest technologies due to which, the experienced and professional design team of SSA Architecture, Small Studio Associates enables you… Read More

• Is An Architect Is Necessary For Your Home Customization?

There is one question that I often hear: “Do I need an architect?” Well, custom home building is something that has lots of popularity in today’s architecture field and has been completely revolutionized with the advanced technology available. It cannot be denied that home customization is something that requires lots of creativity. Undoubtedly, individuals are… Read More

• Why an Architect’s Voice is Their Most Important Tool in Las Vegas – Top Three Reasons

“One of the Best Beauties of Architecture is that Each Time It is Like Life Starting All Over Again” Undoubtedly, an architect is a person who brings life to your residential or commercial buildings. As we all know that being an architecture, it is a job of visualization in which, building speaks for themselves. Today,… Read More

• When do I need a commercial project building permit?

Posted: December 19, 2018 Of the many architectural clients that have gotten themselves into a problem with the building department, many have built without permits. So we are often asked: “Do I really need a permit?” or “Do I really have to have a permit?” Many property owners can sneak in some construction without getting… Read More

• What is an ADA site survey? Do I need an ADA survey?

Posted June 21, 2018 Background: The federal law known as the Americans with Disabilities Act has been a requirement for over 20 years. That law includes many architectural requirements, such as ramps, clearances around doors, and grab bars. Because the building department in Nevada is not tasked with checking for ADA compliance, many buildings exist… Read More

• I just bought a really ugly building because of its location and price. What can be done to make it look good without breaking the bank?

Posted May 18, 2018 There are a lot of good solutions to make an ugly Las Vegas building presentable and possibly beautifully designed. Clients have recently used our architectural design services to “re-skin” a commercial stucco building. This simply means that the existing architectural façade of the old office building was covered over with some… Read More

• I have a rush architectural project. Can I get permit expediting by an architect in Las Vegas?

Posted: May 16, 2018 SSA Architecture provides permit expediting services for architectural projects. In the largest jurisdiction in the Las Vegas area (unincorporated Clark County) Ken Small, owner of SSA is one of only two architects who can obtain a permit one day after the completed plans are submitted to the building department. This program… Read More

• How do I obtain a special use permit or zoning change in the Las Vegas area?

Posted: May 16, 2018 If you know that the current zoning of your property is not what is needed for your use, then there is a prescribed process for each of the jurisdictions in the Las Vegas area. Certain uses (examples: gambling, liquor sales, car sales, bars) are always required to participate in the zoning… Read More

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

Posted: May 16, 2018 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 are not subject to special government agencies. This is a best practices and common practices way… Read More

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

Posted: May 16, 2018 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… Read More