David J Elliott & Associates

Planning | Architecture | Interiors
Our Mission

We serve you to design and build a better future

We are a professional service organization dedicated to realizing our client’s vision within their budget through innovative design, thoughtful planning and principled execution.

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We bring that same skill, experience and passion to whatever projects whether it is a custom home, a shopping center, housing development, a restaurant, small business, a new sanctuary for a historic church, a home for non-profit providing vital services to the youth of a community, or tiny home live/ work village to address the affordable housing crisis.

Classical Revival Church Sanctuary Built Debt Free
Salinas Ford
Taco Bell Marina
Architectural Design, Pebble Beach Custom Home
Architectural Design: ADU/ Tiny Home

Our Services

Planning & Permitting

We advocate for clients requiring difficult discretionary permit processes

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Architectural Design

Detailed and accurate construction documents and specifications

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Interior Design

Thoughtful innovative and functional design to increase the value of a space

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Project Administration

Efficiency and cost saving from initiation to completion

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Our Vision


We believe great Architectural design comes from a collaborative effort across multiple disciplines to create something that will marry beauty and function to meet the needs of the client and the community they serve in a sustainable and inclusive way that puts people first. We are passionate about using our skills to serve our clients and the community to build a better future.

We are a full service architectural firm and offer a turnkey solution to walk with our clients from conception to completion providing the full range of services including:


Serving Community

We have over 40 years experience working with hundreds of clients on thousands of projects all across the central coast of California and beyond. We serve our clients through the whole process from imagining the project and researching the feasibility, to design and permitting, bidding and negotiation and construction administration. We bring the same passion and excellence to a small remodel or ADU as to a large scale housing development, because we are not serving a project we are serving our clients and the community.

What our
clients say

David Elliott helped us navigate a tricky upgrade on an older church building we were updating for ADA access to rest rooms and a few “minor” changes that turned into complicated structural and regulatory issues. The team of professionals that Dave collaborates with made the process seamless and kept the cost within budget and on time. We could not have accomplished this without his expertise, network, and oh yeah, his long-standing relationships and favor with local building officials.
Dave Dove
Vineyard Church, Salinas
David is both a great friend and consummate professional. He has been a local architect for over 35 years with a tremendous variety of project experience and creative design at both a commercial and residential level. He is well connected to a cadre of consultants that provide necessary engineering, civil, electrical and energy details that bring together complete projects in a timely manner. His most recent work in designing ADUs and tiny homes for low income housing and restoration of unsheltered individuals and families reflects his heart for those he serves.
Eric Johnsen
CEO of R3 – Rehabilitation, Restoration & Respite
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In our 40 years of business we have had the honor of serving over 500 clients on well over 2000 projects throughout the Monterey Bay Area, all across California’s central coast and beyond. Here is a list of some of our clients, we look forward to putting that experience to work for you.

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17800 Cunha Lane
Salinas, California 93907