Loading...

Please wait ...

Design Everest logo
D

Design Everest

San Francisco, California, Santa Clara

(126)

Get a free quote from this professional

Get a free quote from this professional

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Design Everest is a leading technology-enabled Architecture and Engineering firm in California. Since 2005, we have successfully delivered 6000+ residential and commercial projects for end-customers and industry-partners, powering over $500M of construction annually through our innovative and remote delivery method.

Show more

Videos (1)

See all

Reviews (126)

Leave a review
5/5

126 customer reviews

Loading...
7 August 2020

Aakash is very helpful and willing to help out via cross-referrals, even for projects that aren't a primary focus on his group. Good person to chat with.

21 December 2019

We have used Design Everest on two projects now. One in Soquel and one in Capitola. We have enjoyed working with them, and they have a very fast turn around time. We will continue to work with Design Everest on our future projects. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

14 December 2019

These guys are great. I needed a rush set of plans for a very important commercial project. I reached out got a response right away and my plans where in my hands within days. Very efficient firm, good customer service, great follow-up, outstanding technical knowledge. I will undoubtedly use there services again. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

21 November 2019

Amazing! Very responsive company!

Reviewed on Google Maps

16 November 2019

I reached out to Design Everest while looking for a residential structural engineering inspection in what happened to be a very short time window.  Although I did not end up needing the inspection in the end, the agent who worked with me (Brittany) displayed the utmost professionalism and responsiveness in communicating between me and the potential inspector on the requirements of my request and timing, including communication after business hours to get everything lined up.  This interaction gave me confidence that Design Everest is a well-run organization.  As a result, I would definitely look to Design Everest for a structural engineering inspection project in the future. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

8 November 2019

Design Everest was the best thing that happened to me when it came to choose a reputable architect company for my dream project. Their communication, work ethic,execution is just  top notch. Our main architect was Roman( ) who did a stupendous job from start to finish. My Project was complicated and city of san jose planning deptt was not of any help but design everest team not only  helped us meet all the permit requirements but also helped in addressing all the city comments hence getting construction permits. Even during the construction if we had any problem, design.e was right there to help us. I dont know where i would be today without them ,maybe/probably just lost in permit process. They just helped me realize my dream . i highly recommend them and will use their services again if needed. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 October 2019

very responsive group of professional, will follow your project all the way to completion.

Reviewed on Google Maps

21 October 2019

Fast turnaround, excellent communication and solid product. Pricing was reasonable and their follow up was consistent. Would recommend using this company.

Reviewed on Google Maps

17 October 2019

i’ve built a house in campbell with your engineering design ..

Reviewed on Facebook

11 October 2019

I hired Design Everest (DE) to do an engineering study with lateral analysis for an addition on a second story of a townhouse (so. .. complicated).  I got three quotes, two from solo engineers and another from DE.  The prices was very similar (actually DE was the lowest, but barely so).  The solo engineers both had very limited customer service skills, was slow to respond, and/or seemed offended by my requests to communicate the need to keep townhouse limitations in mind when drawing up the engineering.  One even tried to upsell me on his hardware.  DE is a company that puts itself between you and the engineer - which is a good thing I found.  They respond quickly all the time with good customer service.  The engineer (who I never needed to speak with directly besides the site visit) got my townhouse concerns through them and was able to make an appropriate plan that wasn't too complicated without further word from me.When the city asked for some further calculations, they responded with their timeline promptly and delivered an update.Next time I have need of an engineer, I'll go straight to DE. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

5 October 2019

I had a great positive experience with this designer company! Excellent pricing and prompt service. The engineers that came out to our home was very professional and he explained what he was going to do, we received our plans to remove load bearing wall in about two weeks, I highly recommend this company to help you with your home or business project.

Reviewed on Yelp

30 September 2019

I purchased a large carport for 5th wheel and boat cover here in the middle of the Mojave desert.  The carport was used, was assembled for two days and red tagged by the city.  The owner failed to permit, obtain any plans, etc.I purchased it st a great price.  When I started my journey  I obtained the Town's requirements.  I need structural engineering.  I emailed some here on Yelp (which worked great) Design Everest replied quickly.Now, I gave then my graph-paper drawings and lots of photos.  Jessica and Ali has the patience of Job.  I was in no real hurry yet because no permit was pulled yet.  I received plans by email and appear through.I will be pulling permit this week and Jessica guaranteed they are married to this project and will make any corrections required by my Town.Communication was great!  Staff was always available by email and telephone.The best part was they were able to take on a difficult case with little information from me and none from the manufacturer.I would recommend them and use again. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

25 September 2019

Working with Design Everest was a breeze! They were super responsive to all my emails, very detail oriented, and finished the project on time. I definitely plan to work with them again on my future projects. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 September 2019

Francis came to give me an evaluation of the foundation in my detached garage and gave me great advise and insight into how foundations were made in 1950s when it was made. He was professional and thorough and everyone else I dealt with was friendly and patient. Thank you! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

24 September 2019

Josh quickly responded to my inquiry regarding  a load bearing structure of my home. He sent Marcus a structural engineer to determine if the  structure was a load bearing problem. Marcus was able to determine 100% that it was not a load bearing structure. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs structural engineering solutions. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

16 September 2019

I had a great experience with Design Everest. We had a engineer examine our wall to ensure it wasn't load bearing. Communication was great, fast, and I was very satisfied with overall project.

Reviewed on Yelp

14 September 2019

I was looking for an Architect to get plans for a unit in Berkeley. I have had Architectural plans drawn in the past for houses in Oakland. Based on my experience, I was apprehensive as I had bad experience. They never finished the work on time and every time, the city made minor correction, it was a hassle, no prompt response. Had I not given big deposit; I would have cancelled the job. After exhaustive and intensive search, I settled for Design Everest. Their cost was reasonable. They assigned me a project person. She always responded promptly and delivered the drawings exactly as she promised. Before signing the contract, they said it would take 4 weeks for my project and they actually delivered few days earlier. The correction that the city of Berkeley made, they addressed promptly. The city engineers actually commented that they are high quality drawings. I was able to copy the emailed final plans to USB flash drives and get different enlargements at local Xerox center without any problem. Couple of times, I actually changed my mind, after I got the preliminary drawings about the location and orientation a bath room, a bed room and couple of windows. And they did those changes without charging me extra. Without any hesitation, I will go back them in the future when I need an Architect. Rao Kammula More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

12 September 2019

Great prompt service.  They were always available to answer any questions.

Reviewed on Yelp

6 September 2019

My experience with this company far exceeded expectations. From the start, I had a great experience dealing with Brittany who was extremely responsive and put me on a call with one of the principal engineers to answer questions I had. My reasoning forhiring Design Everest  was due to my HOA requesting the tile be removed from the balcony and have it reviewed by a structural engineer, and a report submitted. The other part of my great experience was that I had a very short timeline to complete the work and they actually had an engineer come on Labor Day morning to do this. Who does this?! Edward was thorough, informative and he submitted the report the Labor Day the same day. Zaira the project manager expedited sending me the report within a day. Again, this was over Labor Day weekend. This company in my experience, was great to work with and If I need structural engineers again, I wouldn't hesitate to call Design Everest. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

22 August 2019

They are some of the smartest people in the industry. I would work with them without hesitation.

Reviewed on Google Maps

16 August 2019

We used Design Everest for structural plans to remove two load bearing walls for our home renovation. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. We had the pleasure of working with Jessica, Zaira, and Matt. They went above and beyond to help us coordinate the permit package in a quick turnaround time. They were extremely friendly, promptly returned calls or emails (even on their days off on occasion), and flexible to our requests for changes. The whole team was professional and the cost and turnaround time was very fair compared to some of the other quotes we received. We had our permit finalized last week without one change required from the city! I would most definitely use Design Everest for any future work as well as recommend them if given the chance. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

8 August 2019

Josh is very responsive every time I call. Our house foundation is leaning, and Josh gave me instruction on the steps I had to take next. He has been wonderful to work with. Also, Cesar, who did the foundation inspection, was wonderful too. He was under the house for more than a hour and did a thorough inspection. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

8 August 2019

Sayan and his team did an excellent job on generating my grading/drainage plans in only 5 days. We had a very stringent deadline and managed to make it. I'm awaiting comments from the building department but I'm hopeful the plans will return with very few. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

8 August 2019

We have had a wonderful experience with Design Everest so far. Jessica was our project manager and she is super on top of things. Her response time was very impressive, and she kept things moving without ever making us feel like we were rushed in decision making. Our project in SF involved digging out the basement to make more living space. The city wanted changes to the initial design, and our architect found some elegant solutions that we're very happy with. The engineering portion went smoothly, too. We'll update our review after everything gets through the Planning Department, but so far we would definitely recommend this company. They have been easy to work with, patient with us as we mulled over decisions, and just very, very nice. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 July 2019

My husband and I were referred to Design Everest for our foundation retrofit to make sure our house is safe for an earthquake. They came out promptly, prepared a set of plans that were approved by the building department, and promptly answered any questions our contractor had during construction. Highly recommend. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

23 July 2019

From the initial contact, the inspection and follow up, I have been more than impressed with Darshan and his team. Edward (the inspector) was thorough and honest in his findings and we were able to move forward with our transaction once it was all said and done. Thank you Darshan for reaching out and staying in constant communication throughout the process. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

8 July 2019

Design Everest was amazing to work with. I had called a few other structural engineers and they all said they were 6-8 weeks out in terms of availability. Design Everest came out the next day and completed a structural inspection in a very professional manner. They also followed up multiple times to make sure I was satisfied with their work and to see if I understood everything. This was the second time I've used them and I've now told my friends about them. Highly recommend! Jessica and Marcus were great to work with. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 July 2019

Design Everest has always been really reliable on all of my projects, delivering on time, on budget, and very professional in their communication.

30 June 2019

I love working with Jess & Matt from Design Everest. They are extremely responsive, efficient and overall a pleasure to work with. I recommend hiring Design Everest for your full set of plans for any project in the Bay Area - large or small! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

30 June 2019

They did an amazing job

Reviewed on Google Maps

20 June 2019

Design Everest created architectural and structural plans for the ADU I'm building in Walnut Creek. Regardless of the slow and long approval process, dictated by the county building department, Jessica stayed on top of her game every time, delivering the changes as requested and providing all the necessary detail. I am very happy with the service and would recommend the firm to anyone starting from scratch, whether you are an owner-builder or a professional contractor. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

23 May 2019

Design Everest’s customer service was excellent! Jessica was my point person and was patient, helpful and extremely responsive. Although my particular project was small, they treated me like a top client and their engineering plans resulted in my long awaited permit! I only wish I would have found them sooner. When I needed some
Hydraulic calcs for fire sprinklers a few months after my initial project, I didn’t hesitate to call Design Everest. Again, a small project, but I received the same top notch treatment. They are professional, friendly and prompt. Highly recommend.
More...

Reviewed on Houzz

19 May 2019

I contacted Design Everest for Foundation Inspection on urgent basis and was really impressed by the customer service and fast response time. Josh was very quick in setting up the appointment on desired day and time. Inspector was also very professional and provided much appreciated advise and suggestions. Thanks Design Everest!! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

17 May 2019

Good service  very thorough.  I recommend  this company to all me customers for architect service.

Reviewed on Yelp

5 May 2019

Design Everest helped us get through our legalization job of our patio cover area in our backyard. They were on top of getting the plans done, addressing our questions and supporting through us getting a permit at the city. They were responsive and easy to work with. Jessica was able to help keep things on track and kept us updated throughout the project More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

5 April 2019

We hired Design Everest for an addition project. Project was challenging since they took over the project midway from a previous firm with whom we had a very unpleasant experience. Project involves adding a kitchen, family room with a deck over the addition which involves specific features since it is a deck over a living space. DE architects and engineers worked with the city to cover all aspects of the design in detail. The owner, Aakash, and project manager, Mayank, gave timely responses to our questions and we are overall happy with their service. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 April 2019

Design Everest`s cost efficient and responsiveness and Engineers expertise impressed me the most when I worked with them on numbers of my residential projects . I am grateful to know Design Everest. Aakash and Mayank are very responsive, from getting a proposal to project execution. The Engineers are highly efficient and cost effective. They know exactly what my project needs. I am very satisfied the Structural Engineer`s design approach. Not overdesigned so to say.
Special thanks to Aakash for helping me on my 3 story residential project in Daly City.
Overall experience with Design Everest is very satisfactory.
I highly recommend Design Everest from any ranges of project.
More...

Reviewed on Houzz

27 March 2019

Design Everest made us a set of high quality architectural plans for a proposed home remodel with addition. They were responsive, professional, and prompt. Gotta have your drawings to get your quotes, and Design Everest delivered. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

21 March 2019

Design Everest company with Jessica P. as the Project Manager always are ready to solve problems and making things easy for my architectural blueprints, energy title 24 reports, structural blueprints & calculations, etc. for my submittal to the city planning departments!!!I would rate them 10 Stars in quality but I guess Yelp's system is just maxing out a 5 Stars!!! AAAAA+++++Jessica P. always is ready to quickly turning around working with various engineers, designers, architects, and structural engineer with almost immediate responses!!! A great merit to the home owners' world!!!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

5 March 2019

My remodel permit with Cupertino city was stuck for almost an year with 4 engineering comments from city. It was going no where till Amar and Aakash agreed to take up my project and take care of all structural comments with city. They prepared detailed response in short time and project was approved by city immediately. I had great experience working with both Amar and Aakash and I would highly recommend them. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

25 February 2019

This has been a lucky find for me.Aakash and the designer Mr. John Mabe have been very patient with me. I had 8 iterations of the design where we are remodelling a four bedroom two bath house in Palo Alto to a five bedroom four bath house and adding a family room. The main constraint was utilizing the maximum allowed square footage and reusing as much of the structure as possible to minimize construction costs while at the same time designing a large family home.On all these three counts, John has delivered well. I have run the design by more than a dozen contractors, and many have praised that this has been the best design they had seen ever in terms of details and structural engineering.Thanks John and Aakash. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

25 February 2019

I contacted Design Everest due to some fears I had that my home may have structural damage. I gained peace of mind knowing that there is none and learned much I did not previously know about how to make it even stronger, like in case of earthquake. Everyone that I worked with here was polite, professional, and as for the engineer, had vast knowledge of his trade.If there is any possibility that your home may have structural damage, I highly recommend calling Design Everest. It's a small price to pay for either peace of mind or knowing what needs to be done rectify it. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

15 February 2019

Very prompt at starting and finishing my project, and accommodating to my timing for on site meetings. Had to have details changed, and they got it done immediately to eliminate any delays on my project.

Reviewed on Houzz

31 January 2019

5 stars. Fabulous work. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Facebook

29 January 2019

Design Everest took over my project from another engineer who went unresponsive, and was not only able to get it approved by the city much faster, but they also found ways to save me money in construction by engineering a smarter design and referred me to contractors who could give me competitive quotes.

Reviewed on Houzz