Design Build

Do you know the term ‘design build’? What is it about? 

What is design-build?

Design-build is the one package deal that allows one to build a project within one seamless structure. A design-build company wears the hat to manage the project’s design and construction in one singular approach instead of hiring multiple architects, who make everything overly complex.

The design-build replaces the traditional method of separating construction from its design. We work together as a team to solve problems and complete plans from one point of view. Usually, clients appreciate our system because it respects a strict budget and allows you to collaborate with all partakers of the project simultaneously.

What is the step-by-step process of a design-build?

Selecting the project’s team

The first step of creating a design-build is choosing a competent design-build team. Luckily, you do not have to go through the excruciating process of finding all these steps because we are a one-stop-shop for all tasks. Our entire team passes the essential skill level qualification and strives to better the quality with a significant amount of continued research and analysis for the project at hand.


Do you have an idea of what you want for your project? The architectural design is only the beginning of a project and should have operational standards and preferences that meet the architect’s parameters. We set up preliminary drawings at this phase of the project and include you throughout the process for your approval and suggestions. The best part about using the design-build approach is that the designer and contractor work together without additional bids and move the project forward fast.


The pre-construction phase is a seemingly short one but necessary. It is the best stage for us to understand your vision for the project and tackle the challenges and goals that affect the project. The entire team will assess minute details like the electrical system to assess their performance and improve efficiency throughout the project. Upon completion, construction will begin as we document all procedures to ensure the deliverables are accurate.

What are the top advantages of using a design-build?

The design-build process is increasingly popular for varied projects like warehouses, distribution facilities, religious organizations, sports venues, and municipal facilities. The top advantages of hiring Cliffords Cholz’s architects include:

  • Save time due to the compressed schedule
  • A significant reduction of change orders
  • Minimal design and contractor costs
  • Minimal legal fees
  • You can move in fast because it will be easy to begin and complete
  • You have a complete breakdown of all costs, materials, and designs at the onset of the project

Is design-build more expensive?

Does design-build save money? A design-build is cost-efficient because you can identify the entire budget early on. The real-time communication of all costs involved will save time and money because the process is a smooth collaboration in one roof. The design-build is only growing in popularity because of the enormous benefit to all kinds of projects. What are the disadvantages of design-build? Please find comfort in our wealth of tools and knowledge by calling 1-941-364-4600 for a free consultation.


Design Build