Studio Be

Architectural consultant to the hospitality industry.

Hi, I'm Dori Betancur

I'm the founder of Studio Be and a Registered Licensed and Insured Illinois Architect
with Chicago Self Cert.
I'm an expert with over 20 years of experience designing restaurants, hospitality spaces and expediting Chicago Building Permits for...

  • Franchisors & Franchisees

  • Restaurant Entrepreneurs

  • Food Service Consultants

  • Architects & Engineers

  • Interior Designers

  • Contractors

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I Can Help With

Getting your project done faster!

Self-Cert Building Permits

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Restaurant Feasibility Studies
& Floor plan development

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As-Builts, Millwork Shop Drawings

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Permit Drawing Preparation, Forms & Expediting

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Franchise Tenant Build & Expansion

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General Architectural Services

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Testimonials

Read what clients have to say about working with Studio Be.

“I have worked with Dori at Studio Be over the last six years. Her
professionalism, creativity and dedication on behalf of our company have been exemplary.  She is able to listen and synthesize complex architectural
and design elements into clear and concise documents. I would highly
recommend anyone to use all of her immense talents.”

John Cinelli, AIA
Director of Architecture

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

“Highest of recommendations for Studio BE and Dori Bentacur as a great resource for architectural renderings and plans. Dori is a well-versed architect who is knowledgable, enjoyable to work with and always open to a challenge, whether it’s a tight timeline or a quick edit.”

Judi Mills Grossman
Founder + Designer

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Portfolio Highlights

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The Process

I join projects anywhere within the process to help overcome challenges and get things done correctly, the first time.

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got deadlines and goals; I've got the experience to get your projects done faster.


General Questions

  • Q: What is an architect of record? Do I need one?

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Building Permit Questions

  • Q: What is the status of my Chicago building permit?

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  • Q: What is the process to get a Chicago building permit? How do I get a building permit?

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  • Q: What is self-cert? Is it the same as Chicago EZ permit, easy permit, or express permit? Which projects are eligible for self certification?

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  • Q: How can I expedite building permits in Chicago? How much does a permit expeditor cost?

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  • Q: What are typical Chicago building permit violations? and violation costs?

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ADA Requirement Questions

  • Q: What are ADA requirements for restaurants in Chicago?

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  • Q: What are ADA requirements for public bathrooms in Chicago?

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  • Q: What is the ADA sink height in Chicago?

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  • Q: What is the ADA handrail height in Chicago?

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Schedule a Consult

We'll get back to you within 48 hours to discuss your project

About
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