We provide full-service

Drafting & Design Services

Have a design or dream you want to turned into professional plans? Need a quality set of building envelope shop drawings, residential construction docs, or a 3D design for marketing? Have another design or drafting request? We offer a wide range of Design and Drafting services with friendly and helpful ways to make your ideas into high quality successful plans. We’d love to hear about your next project!

What we do

We walk with you through your entire design journey. Shop drawings? Fabrication drawings? Commercial? Residential? We do it all. From a napkin-sketch to building department permitting, we are with you every step of the way!

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Drafting Services

Shop Drawings & Construction Documents:
Commercial Roofing | Metal, Composite, and other Misc. Sidings |
Fabrication | Tenant Improvement plans | Shop Buildings |
Residential House or Addition Plans | Site Plans (non-civil) | 3D design

Don’t see it listed? Ask us!

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Architect or Structural Services

Need an Architect or Structural Engineer to sign off & stamp drawings on the Project? Not a problem. We have connections with both, and can get professional plans and drawings prepared and sent over for review, approval, and stamping. All of our connections come highly recommended with licenses in most states, ask us for details!

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Site Surveys

Need an existing building measured and put into accurate plans? We can measure, survey, and create an as-built plan for you.

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Design Services

Starting a new project but don’t know where to start? We can help you process ideas, transform concepts into plans, and get them ready for Building Departments & Construction.

“By Design”?

At By Design PNW, we believe that the environment we build and live in can make a world of difference in how we relate, work, play, function, and live. It can be the difference between thriving and surviving, relaxation and stress, beauty and mundane, inviting and lackluster, efficiency and chaos… You get the picture.

When people ask about why a building or plan is a certain way, we ought to be able say, “It’s by design,” and explain the intentional purpose behind the design. That phrase carries with it the idea that we strive to use all our available knowledge, abilities, creativity, lessons from biology and nature, and new technologies and building methods to create a space that is meaningful, beautiful, and useful to us. It should look like it belongs where it was built. Like good soil for a garden, it should be a stage for you and loved ones to grow relationships and to thrive in the place you live and work.

The design and construction process is a complex blend of concerns: Form and function, relationships between people, space, location, nature, and of course the bottom lines of cost, timeline, and materials. Why not let us help you in your design process? Have a dream? We’d love to hear about your next project and play a part in getting you to your design and drafting goals.

“Architecture is the stage on which we live our lives”
– Miriam Kamara

“Architecture is the stage on which we live our lives”
– Miriam Kamara

At By Design PNW, we believe that the built environment we live in can make a world of difference in how we relate, work, play, function, and live. It can be the difference between thriving and surviving, excess and waste, relaxed and stressed, beauty and ugliness, inviting and depressing, efficient and disjointed… you get the picture.

When people ask about why a building or plan is a certain way, we ought to be able say, “It’s by design,” and explain its meaningful purpose. That phrase carries with it the idea that we strive to use all our available knowledge, abilities, creativity, lessons from biology and nature, and new technologies and building methods to create a space that is meaningful, beautiful, and useful to us. It should look like it belongs where it was built. Like good soil for a garden, it should be a stage for you and loved ones to grow relationships and to thrive in the place you live and work.

The design and construction process is a complex blend of concerns: Form and function, relationships between people, space, location, nature and of course the bottom lines of cost, timeline, and materials. Why not let us help you in your design process? Have a dream? We’d love to hear about your next project and play a part in getting you to your design and drafting goals.

From Our Clients

Still on the fence? Check out what our clients have to say!

“I had ideas for my wood shop and drew them out on scratches of paper. By Design PNW was able to go from my dreams to real working plans.”

Tom

Wood Shop Building with 2nd Floor, Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Micah completed two commercial design for my company; he was quick, operated with tremendous care and delivered quality. He listened to my needs and got the job done. We would use him again! Thank you Micah!”

TJ

Apartment Site Survey & Plaza Site Plan, Athol, ID

“Excellent drafting skills and attention to detail, met high expectations, will definitely be using services again.”

Lisa

Medium-size Architectural/Commercial Metal Siding & Roofing Project, Seattle, WA

“Thank you for the design work you provided for my home addition. I appreciate the time you invested in helping me design the addition space and draw the plans. The modifications I requested after viewing the preliminary set were quickly revised in the final draft, which went through the permit process with no corrections. The project is now complete, and my family is enjoying the additional space–thank you!”

Gary

Residential Addition/Expansion, Hayden, ID

“By Design PNW designed a home addition that satisfied all requirements in record time. Not only did the project have unique challenges with custom-engineered solutions, but the attention to detail regarding concrete, structural beams, and roofing, was second to none. It was all presented in a professional format that I could use for permits and contractors alike. Talented and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely use them again.”

Pete

Residential Structural Carport Addition, Tacoma, WA

“I had ideas for my wood shop and drew them out on scratches of paper. By Design PNW was able to go from my dreams to real working plans.”

Tom

Wood Shop Building with 2nd Floor, Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Micah completed two commercial design for my company; he was quick, operated with tremendous care and delivered quality. He listened to my needs and got the job done. We would use him again! Thank you Micah!”

TJ

Apartment Site Survey & Plaza Site Plan, Athol, ID

“Excellent drafting skills and attention to detail, met high expectations, will definitely be using services again.”

Lisa

Medium-size Architectural/Commercial Metal Siding & Roofing Project, Seattle, WA

“Thank you for the design work you provided for my home addition. I appreciate the time you invested in helping me design the addition space and draw the plans. The modifications I requested after viewing the preliminary set were quickly revised in the final draft, which went through the permit process with no corrections. The project is now complete, and my family is enjoying the additional space–thank you!”

Gary

Residential Addition/Expansion, Hayden, ID

“By Design PNW designed a home addition that satisfied all requirements in record time. Not only did the project have unique challenges with custom-engineered solutions, but the attention to detail regarding concrete, structural beams, and roofing, was second to none. It was all presented in a professional format that I could use for permits and contractors alike. Talented and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely use them again.”

Pete

Residential Structural Carport Addition, Tacoma, WA

MEET MICAH LEGER

OWNER | LEAD DESIGNER & DRAFTSMAN

With 12 years of professional experience in Architectural design, construction, & detailed drafting plus 6 years of Architecture School, Micah brings a wealth of design knowledge, friendly professionalism, and helpful experience to your project. Whatever your design/drafting needs are, he strives to find ways to listen to your needs and then meet and exceed your expectations.

As a young kid, growing up halfway around the world in Papua New Guinea taught Micah an enormous amount about places, people, and nature. He seeks to tie his love for all these into his design work and create a stage for community and relationships to thrive through architecture the way it should be:  By Design!

He became passionate about architecture while getting his Masters Degree in Architecture at University of Idaho and spent several years at DKMullin Architects afterwards where he honed much of his professional and practical skills. Many of his earlier summers and years were spent in residential construction learning and laying an invaluable hands-on foundation for how to build. For the last 8 years he has worked with Flynn BEC (Building Envelope Contractor) as a primary Design Coordinator for large scale complex commercial projects around the Pacific NW including hospitals, schools, tech. buildings, airport buildings, etc. He is highly trained in building envelope shop designs for all types of metal & composite panels as well as a wide variety of roofing projects.

Micah brings his experience and talent to whatever design project or drafting service you need. Let us help you make your designs come to life and bring it from napkin sketch to professional plans & highly detailed shop drawings.