Architecture & Design

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Matthew Piner is a dedicated design and building professional living and working in the City of Sacramento since moving here in 1987. Educated at Berkeley, CA and in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts and with extensive travel throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, Mr. Piner has seen and appreciates great, timeless design from Ancient to Contemporary work. His skills of listening and of observation make him a great asset to your building project, helping create a unique solution for your site, budget and particular needs. Drawing upon many years of personal hands-on work and work with Sacramento's best consultants, craftsmen and artisans, he brings a special advocacy to every job - to see the work through the client's eyes and bring the project to a successful completion.

Over 30 Years Experience.

Tap over 30 years of travel, education and experience in environmental design, architecture, historic restoration and preservation work.

Hands-on Experience.

Hands-on experience from concrete to cabinetry -- with both remodel and new construction projects -- provide a solid foundation for working successfully with builders and subcontractors.

Our Reputation.

A well-respected reputation with Sacramento and other area building authorities bring a formidable advantage to your service and project success.

We Build Green.

Green Design is not just fashionable for us: Innovation in design and details, incorporation of building science in energy and water efficiency, use of salvaged, recycled and renewable materials, durable best practices in construction materials and techniques and an attention to a healthy and delightful living environment are all artfully combined in each project - all tailored uniquely to your needs, tastes and budget.

100% Secure

Job is done or money back
  • You pay only the listed price without any hidden costs.
  • We keep your money until you are happy with the delivered work.
  • The job will be done or your money will be returned.

Job Description

Acquiring building permits is an extremely important process, but it can also be quite complicated. Knowing the ins and outs of the building permit process and where to look for permit help can enable you to seamlessly transition through the legal pr

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Clients need to either supply the following - or have your Professional provide it:


• Assessor's parcel number.
• Small vicinity map.
• Scale 1" = 10 feet, 1" = 20 feet, 1/16" = 1 foot or other appropriate scale.


• Scale 1/4" = 1 foot, 1/8" = 1 foot on large structures or other scale with department
• Four elevations labeled North, South, East, West, except for interior remodels with no
exterior changes.

FLOOR PLAN (one for each floor, including basement)
• Scale 1/4" = 1 foot. North arrow.
• Dimensions and arrangement of rooms and partitions.
• Use of each room. (See current bedroom definition). County Code 13.10.700B