After 40 years of being in the Design Build business the most important thing for a client and the project point person to know is to "Keep it Simple". Complex contracts, complicated details and overthinking the end result will only slow down the process, frustrate the creative flow and kill the spirit of the excitement.
I have found the best way to engage the relationship is to begin as a consultant for the project. Discuss the owners vision and dreams of what thy want to see happen. Set the perimeters of the project first by establishing a budget, Secondly, review all the creative, exciting details of the project. Thirdly go over the day to day needs of the living experience including the room sizes and construction services needed and finely the timing.
Let just Shake on it! What a concept.
The Design-Build business is a subculture. Many of the people that work on the project are like family and friends to one another. Developing a team of professional architects, engineers and craftsmen for estate project takes years of experience, compatibility, trust and a reputation for fairness and consistent drive to make the project a great experience for all involved.
For the service people the excitement starts with the design of what they are participating to build and create.
Our goal is to have a enchanted experience and to appreciate each day of creating.
How can you put a budget on what comes from the depths of an intuitive soul that is connecting with centuries of architectural discovery?
Some may call it art.