Durand Architectural Engineering, Inc.

3.69 |6 Verified Ratings
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Durand Architectural Engineering, Inc.

3.69 | 6 Verified Ratings
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1854 Wedgewood Place
Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Durand Architectural Engineering, Inc.

My name is Jackson Durand, I am the principal owner for Durand Architectural Engineering, established in 1973. For over 40 years my family has worked on projects ranging from residential to commercial across the nation, and abroad, creating innovative designs, and solutions for an ever changing world. In good times and bad, we are there for you expanding the limits and repairing the damage. Our services encompass the full spectrum from in-home consultations, designing, planning, and permitting. We offer expedited reports for those that are in the process of buying, selling, or refinancing. I invite you to see what our family owned business can do for you and your property. Please call us, and tell us how we can serve you.


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Service Area

  • San Diego
  • Anaheim
  • Irvine
  • Fullerton
  • Newport Beach
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Chula Vista
  • Mission Viejo
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Laguna Beach
  • La Mesa
  • Lake Forest
  • Laguna Hills
  • Costa Mesa
  • Westminster
  • San Clemente
  • Spring Valley
  • Aliso Viejo
  • El Toro
  • Tustin
  • Imperial Beach
  • Dana Point
  • Bonita
  • Carlsbad
  • Laguna Woods
  • La Jolla
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Capistrano Beach
  • Newport Coast
  • Villa Park
  • Encinitas
  • Del Mar
  • National City
  • Solana Beach
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Foothill Ranch
  • Los Alamitos
  • Cypress
  • Corona del Mar
  • Coronado
  • East Irvine
  • Ladera Ranch
  • Cardiff by the Sea
  • Orange
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Services Offered

Architects & Engineers
  • Architect
  • Structural Engineer
  • Draftsperson/CADD
Designers & Decorators
  • Building Designer

Areas of Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Engineering

Quick Facts

Business Hours
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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  • Commercial
  • Free Estimates
  • Residential
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bilingual


In Business Since: 1972
State Licensing
Trade: Architect
License #: C30513
Expiration: 06-30-2023
Trade: Structural Engineer
License #: 4222
Expiration: 09-30-2021
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Durand Architectural Engineering, Inc.

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0.5   |  07-11-2019
The guy I spoke to said he would help me with my home improvement project and tell me exactly what to do as far as removing a support wall and installing a beam, instead he came and belittled us, charged us $300 for a 15 minutes visit, said if we wanted a plan on what size beam to use we would need to pay him more and/or contract one of his General Contractor friends that according to him would only take the job if we let them take over the entire remodel. It was a huge waste of money and I would not use them again. Ended up contracting a framing contractor who used his own engineer regardless.
Response by Durand Architectural Engineering, Inc.: Emily, We apologize if you experienced any inconvenience with your project. We do remember your specific case in which you were in the process of demolishing two interior walls of the kitchen without a building permit or building plans. You requested our professional opinion on whether or not you should remove a specific post and wall section, which we indicated was load bearing. We verified this information by reviewing the structure from within the attic, and a drywall cut that you had made for the inspection. We did recommend using a licensed contractor to assist you with your remodel, due to the extent of damage you could cause during your un-permitted interior remodel. If you experienced any form of "Belittling" please keep in mind, that it's our responsibility to ensure the safety of the public, and any form of construction or remodel that poses a threat of danger to you, your family, or others must be addressed. We are happy to hear that you are working with a contractor and engineer to ensure that your project obtains official building documents, the proper Building Department Approval for construction, and receives regular inspections from a City official for continuity. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience that you might have experienced, but rest assured that we have your well being and all our customers well being at the forefront of our professional services.
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Good attitude. Eager to please.
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Called me to discuss my need for engineer Came out and gave me verbal report of probable needs
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5.0   |  
After a general inspection, I wanted to follow up with a more specialized inspection of the structural foundation and a bowing in the garage roof of a home I am in in the process of buying. I hired Jackson to do a visual inspection of these regions and provide me with an estimate for potential repairs needed. Jackson examined the areas and found a few things that my general home inspection missed (e.g., 3 missing foundation posts which were causing the floor above to slope, and some decomposition in one of the foundation walls due to improper drainage). Jackson explained his findings both verbally and in a letter, and provided a brief description of the fixes that were needed and their approximate cost. I found this really useful, as I could present this information to the seller as well. Jackson charged a reasonable $200 for this, and I felt it was money well spent for some peace of mind in helping me make the right decisions on this home.
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Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms
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Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms
They were very professional, accurate, and the work was of high quality.
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