Agency Management

Agency Management

Agency Management is a host of services Architectural Dimensions provides on every project small or large. The ever increasing regulatory environment, competition for utilities, financial shortfalls of agencies, bureaucratic confusion and exponential growth in science requires ongoing management of the agencies and their processes.

We coined the term Agency Management in a climate of myriad regulation and processes that are no longer black and white. Agencies have become an important yet unpredictable factor that dictates project schedule and cost. In addition to the standard building permit, new projects can require dozens of other agency permits, approvals, and agreements that are not always clearly delineated. It is not uncommon, for example, for large commercial projects in the Bay Area to require millions of dollars in fees and several months of lengthy plan check reviews.

Agency Management Services

Due Diligence

Gathering relevant and reliable infomation.

Agency Management Services

Fee Management

Understanding the structure and execution.

Agency Management Services

Entitlements

Navigating the process for you.

California Environmental Quality Act

CEQA

Knowing the current status

Agency Management Services

Utility Planning

Knowing the current status

Agency Management Services

Permit Expediting

Facilitating the permit process.

Agency Management Services

Tracking

Knowing the status from start to finish

Agency Management Services - Close out Occupancy

Closeout & CofO

Completing projects ontime and error free.

 

Our Rock Stars

Joanne_Park

Joanne Park

Joanne Park has led Architectural Dimensions’ Agency Management Practice since 2011. Joanne oversees entitlements and permitting for all projects.  She cut her teeth navigating California’s complex regulatory world by being responsible for over 200 permits and approvals from jurisdictional bodies such as BCDC, RWQCB, Army Corps of Engineers, and Cal-trans for the Oakland Army Base Redevelopment Project.

Agencies have become one of the primary factors of a project’s feasibility and Joanne’s early involvement is key.  She identifies potential hurdles a project may encounter in terms of zoning requirements, public infrastructure improvements, exorbitant impact fees, local politics, and community issues impacting budget and schedule.  Joanne’s work goes beyond permit expediting; she has developed relationships with key agency staff throughout the Bay Area and is experienced with navigating environmental reviews (CEQA), negotiating million-dollar impact fees, and ensuring compliance with mitigation measures and conditions of approval.

Dominic Dutra

Dominic Dutra

Dominic joined Architectural Dimensions in 2017 after several years working as a law clerk and attorney. His role as Assistant Project Manager has included oversight of the construction administration process, managing AD’s administrative team, and managing AD’s relationships with clients, consultants, vendors and agency representatives. He has grown into a more focused role with Agency Management, where his legal acumen and experience are a natural complement to navigating the rigors of municipal zoning regulations, permitting requirements, and guiding our clients down the unpredictable road to project approval. His ability to analyze code, liaison with city officials and effectively translate regulatory obstacles to clients has made him a valuable asset for the Agency Management team.

 

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