Design Solutions for Builder-Clients
LDA has many years of experience working with the construction
industry on design-build projects. We understand the building process and can
help clients and builders make better budget and schedule decisions. Successful
collaboration with contractors results in long lasting client relationships,
better cost control, and more profitable projects for all parties.help client develop vision for the project
assist client/builder define scope of work
explain regulatory requirements
explain project process to client
LDA specializes in design-build projects from $5 million to $30 million. As
part of the design-build team, we frequently attend the first meeting
between the builder and prospective client and often help the builder
secure a contract with the client.
We bring the following benefits to the process:
LDA Architects has a long history of projects designed in cooperation with
the construction industry. Starting with our earliest projects, we have
combined the qualities of architecture with the knowledge and sensibilities
of construction professionals. The result has been award-winning projects
that have created long lasting client-builder-architect relationships.
Our arrangements have been as varied as the projects for which they were
used, but the results have always been successful and profitable for all
Working under the direction of a construction professional,
we provide a design that accompanies a builder’s cost and schedule proposal.
Working closely with a construction professional selected by
the client, we provide a design that is assured to meet a predetermined cost and schedule
Utilizing pre-construction participation from construction
professionals acting as independent advisors, in arrangements without
contracting for construction.
Under these teamwork arrangements, our clients have included speculative developers,
private corporations, governmental agencies, and other architects. Past projects have
included phased construction, alternate design bidding, fast-track construction, and
other cost and time saving programs. Many projects have utilized new materials and
assemblies, creative means and methods, and the carefully considered separation
of the work into manageable packages.