What is Design-Build? And can it help you?

Design-Build is the process where the client picks the team of architect and professional builder and that will be working with them on their new home, before the design work has even begun.

photo | wikipedia

photo | wikipedia

The contrasting process for projects is design-bid-build.   The Design-Build concept is older than the design-bid-build process. Historically, most construction from the ancient pyramids to the Eiffel Tower was run by the same person who designed the structure.

Benefits to Design-Build for owner:

  • Fees negotiated up front

  • One group of coordinated contracts

  • One contact person

  • Integrated Team

  • Better Quality

  • Saves Time and Money

 

photo | wikipedia

photo | wikipedia

Why is Design-Builid a better way?

The architect can use the builder to make very accurate cost estimates .  Also the builder can sometimes suggest a small tweak to the design that can have a huge impact on the cost of the project.

Using an architect on your project means the spaces in the home will flow better and the over all design of the project will be appealing.  By using the architect as part of Design-Build team, drawings can get done more timely, and a better design will result.

Also by utilizing an architect pieces of the home can be moved around on paper first before construction starts.  This is faster and costs less than moving major building components around in the real world.

Using a Design-Build team to led your custom home project means your project will run smoother and the finished home will meet your expectations.

How we do Design-Build at Texas Classic Homes

How we do Design-Build at Texas Classic Homes

Walter and Travis Pate

Walter and Travis Pate

At Texas Classic Homes, we utilize our sister company Pate & Associates Architects for all design work. Walter Pate,  AIA is a registered architect with over 30 years of experience.  The Build part of the Design-Build team is Travis Pate. Travis brings over 15 years of high quality construction experience to the team.

If we can ever be of any assistance to you on your project please let us know. We have experience using Design-Build for custom homes, additions, renovations, and remodels.

Posted on January 21, 2014 and filed under customers, questions answered.