I have developed some plans in X12 premier for an 1800 ft^2 garage / workshop (~30'x647') that is attached to my existing house via a Porte-cochère.
I have submitted it to the HOA, showing both the existing house and the additional building and it has been accepted.
I created a plan of the original house and my vision of the additional new construction (garage/workshop).
I haven't added the framing/electrical/plumbing yet, but would possibly like to use some of the 'perfect wall' designs that I saw Matt Risinger presents on his build show.
Of course need to weight this against cost.
Also, I need to be able to pull permits with the plans that I receive. Want to get an official sign off from the person who perfects these plans.
The city does not require a licensed architect, but I would like to have one anyways.
Generally people use post tension slab on grade in my area. If the person I engage is not a structural engineer, I may need to enlist a second person to do the foundation design.
The design is 1.5 stories.