Plans, Drafting & Design


THE small HOUSE CATALOG is a residential design studio based in Point Roberts, Washington offering a variety of services to clients, local builders, and Canadian and US architects in need of state-side compliance and permitting assistance.

What we do:

  • Residential design work.

  • Drafting.

  • Permitting.

  • On site consultations.

  • Feasibility studies.

Download our full Permitting in Point Roberts PDF to learn more about our services and get our full FEE SCHEDULE online.

Have questions? Please contact us below.

How much does it cost to build in Point Roberts?

Typical drafting & design costs (Fee Schedule):

  • Houses and structures, including porches: $3.00 per square foot.

  • Decks and patios: $1.50-$2.00 per square foot depending on design.

  • Site plans (required): $299.00-$599.00

  • Engineering, when required: $800-$1,500 (typical costs)

Typical permitting fees:

  • Paperwork, permit processing plus three required building department visits: $799.00 flat rate.

  • Post-plan modifications: $100.00 per hour.

Typical construction costs:

  • Houses: $185.00-$200 per square foot depending on design and finishes.

  • Garages: $60.00 per square foot (finished).

    The best way to accurately estimate building costs is to submit your final plans to local contractors for competing bids.