City of Phoenix Self-Certification

Synectic Design is pleased to announce that Lance D. Baker, AIA, has completed the Self-Certification process with the City of Phoenix. Self-Certification can greatly reduce the permitting time through the City of Phoenix for a variety of project types. Phoenix’s self-certification is also now accepted in the City of Surprise and, in limited instances, the City of Peoria.

While the program may not be applicable to all projects, it is certainly a service that can provide additional value to our clients on a majority of their work located within the city boundaries. For most typical projects, review times can be reduced to a matter of a few days, greatly expediting the process. To be eligible, a project must already have its civil and landscaping approval (if there is civil and/or landscape involved).

For more information about the Self-Certification process or to inquire if your project may be eligible, contact Lance at 480-948-9766 or   We are very happy to have the ability to provide this as another innovative means of increasing our value as your team member.