Saikley Architects offers a variety of services tailored to our clients’ needs

We work closely with clients, contractors and consultant team to create built environments that support our clients’ personal and financial interests. Our comprehensive approach addresses the complete project life cycle, from concept through completion. We are adept at managing the intricacies of the permit processes to the best advantage for our clients.


Working with realtors, developers and individual property buyers, Alexandra Saikley evaluates and compares properties to help buyers get the best value. She examines properties and checks codes and regulations with cities and counties. She sketches design options for new builds or remodels and prepares cost estimates, providing opinions on relative values, opportunities and liabilities to help buyers make the most informed decisions possible.


Alexandra Saikley offers hourly consulting when a client simply wants an architect’s advice. She can help with such issues as deciding to remodel versus buying a new building, feasibility studies to evaluate cost/benefit for the best way forward, evaluating green improvements, and advising on appropriate options for historic preservation.


Alexandra Saikley assists individuals, developers and other architects with entitlements. This may involve coordination with City officials for permits, speaking at City hearings, advice on design for approvability, and neighborhood outreach.


  • Architecture
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Furniture, furnishing and equipment specifications
  • Childcare design and consultation
  • Pre-purchase property evaluations
  • Evaluation of potential building sites
  • Site selection and planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Programming
  • Community and master planning
  • Public workshop facilitation
  • Neighborhood outreach
  • Comprehensive construction documents
  • Entitlements including special approvals
  • Sustainability and resiliency consulting
  • Design of high-performance green homes
  • LEED consulting and documentation
  • Accessibility / ADA consulting
  • Historic preservation, renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse
  • Construction administration
  • Post-occupancy review
  • Expert testimony
  • Presentation graphics, including 3D computer-generated models, pencil sketches, and watercolor renderings


The scope of architectural services is tailored to each project. Full services include the following phases:

Preliminary consultation

Our initial discussion of your project.

Proposal and contract

Upon request, Alexandra Saikley develops a proposal for services, which becomes the project contract.

Existing Conditions

Review property documents and permit history, obtain a site survey as needed, and create as-built drawings.

Assemble Team

Assemble the team of engineers and other consultants as needed for the project.


Investigate client’s objectives and develop a scope of work.


Evaluate cost/benefit of design options in conjunction with budget, schedule, codes, approvability, and construction opportunities relative to the client’s intended scope of work.

Master Planning

Create an overall plan for developing the project site over time, as needed for multi-phased projects.

Schematic Design

Collaborate with client and project consultants to produce design drawings showing different options; these develop through several iterations and client review cycles.

Design Development

Develop the design in detail.

Contract Documents

Produce drawings and written specifications for permit, construction bid, and construction.


Coordinate with Building and Planning Departments and other agencies to obtain permits; coordination with governing agencies begins in the Feasibility phase and continues throughout the project.

Bidding and Negotiation

Recommend contractors, coordinate of bids, and help the client negotiate construction contract; this process may begin as early as Schematic Design.

Construction Administration

Guide the project through construction, including site visits, providing additional information to the contractor, and coordination among all parties.