Your source for Accessory Dwelling Unit information

Products & Services offers several different products and services to help you navigate designing and building an accessory dwelling on your property.

ADU Fact Sheet

Get your complimentary ADU Fact Sheet. The ADU Fact Sheet provides information about the potential and challenges around accessory dwellings.

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Take our online course, Accessory Dwellings and You. The video based course will provide answers to your questions about accessory dwellings, and go into depth regarding the zoning and building code issues that are specific to this type of dwelling.

You will be able to take the course in the privacy of your own home and at your own pace. With over 2 hours of content and 2 special bonuses, when you are done, you will know more about accessory dwellings than most architects.

ADU Review

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, David Locicero, architect and owner of offers an in person, on site consultation service. I call it an ADU Review. During the meeting we will speak about your plans and I will answer your questions. The purpose of the discussion is to evaluate the feasibility of adding an ADU to your property. The meeting generally lasts about an hour.

After the meeting, I will write the ADU Review, a report summarizing my professional opinion regarding the feasibility of your project. The report will include information about the potential and challenges of adding an accessory dwelling to your property. It will include information from your local Planning and Zoning departments as well as a description of the next steps.

All of this is provided for a flat fee of $750.

Only a limited number of ADU Review appointments are available each month.


Project Planning Checklist by David Locicero, architect

Remodeling or adding on to your home is a major project.

There are many steps that need to be taken before your problem can be solved, permits procured, and construction is complete. At any point along the way you can make a mis-step that can cost you thousands of dollars, or many extra weeks or months of time.

In the Project Planning Checklist, David Locicero guides you through the preliminary process of gathering the information you will need at the beginning of the project. With this information in hand, you will save time and money. Even if you don’t know where to find some of the information, at least you will know what your architect will need to find for your project.

This book is a 30 page checklist developed by David for use in his own architectural practice. The price is only $7.95 on

Working With an Architect by David Locicero, architect

If your only experience with architects comes from Mr. Brady on The Brady Bunch, or from Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle, this book will introduce you to what it is architects really do and how they can help the success of your accessory dwelling, addition, or remodeling project.

In Working With an Architect, David Locicero, guides you through the process of working with an architect. He explains what you can expect from your architect at every stage. Projects are completed in phases. David explains what these phases are, what happens during each phase, and why it is important. Armed with this information, you will be better prepared for the journey from project idea to project complete.

The price is only $7.95 on