Jonathan McKim, AIA, NCARB, CDT: I am a nuts and bolts architect working within the A/E industry for nearly 20-years after starting out as an intern in a facilities design management office in 1998. I prefer to take a laid-back approach that puts clients at ease during what can be a stressful period in their lives. I hold a five-year professional bachelors of architecture from Temple University, I’m a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), licensed to practice architecture in the states of California and Arizona, a member of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), and I currently live and work in a magical city that I truly love, San Francisco, California.
Consultant Architect: As a certified LGBTBE through the NGLCC, I focus my practice on designing prototype buildings and offer site adaptations to NGLCC Corporate Partners. Furthermore, I provide consultant architectural services by partnering with other architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) clients can meet their target goals under California’s General Order 156. I do this by offering a full range of architectural services including design, peer reviews, facilities assessments, construction documentation, QA/QC services, field work, and construction administration. (Note: I am no longer accepting new contracts as of 10/27/2017)
Stocked Home Plans: Perhaps my greatest passion in life is my line of stocked home plans that I provide to all of the major online plan stores. Each of my home plans are a true labor of love, and are designed as if they were to be my own home someday. I strive for perfection with each home and aim for the end result to be one that is eloquent, unique, comfortable, delightful, practical, durable, and environmentally sustainable by incorporating features such as solar roofs, ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms), and radiant heating. My collection of home plans will be arriving at your favorite online plan store just in time for the Holidays.
Design Competitions: My design competition entries allow me the freedom to explore new avenues within the art that makes up my profession. I am currently entering two competitions, one is for a new hotel tower and the other is for a new academic building at a university in California.