Design Build

Out of all the services provided by an architect, this one seems to cause the most confusion. In simplest terms, Design-Build is a method of project delivery in which the Architectural team and Contractor are selected together and placed under one contract. The traditional method is Design-Bid-Build, in which the Architect design/draws the project then it's sent to several contract's for bidding, then the project is built. The advantages of Design Build boil down to time and money. The entire process takes less time because the Architect and Contractor are on the same page from day one. This obviously results in the most accurate costing for the project possible. The trick to this process is finding an Architect and Contractor who trust each other and can work together as a team. We've been very fortunate to develop those relationships with several contractors that build throughout the United States.