The “standard” model of design services has always been to contract through an Architecture firm to provide all of the design services from Architecture, Structural, MEP, and sometimes Civil. We’ve found in a number of our container design projects that this has lead to designs that are far above the budget that the client has. This also tends to occur for more conventional buildngs.
To help prevent this, we decided to offer complete design services where we take the lead in the design and we contract the Architect, MEP, and Civil Designer, and we provide the Construction Admin services. Our staff has extensive experience not only in structural design, but also on the construction side. This gives us the ability to understand costs and make sure the designs prepared aren’t “budget busting”. We carefully select the Architects we work with to provide attractive, realistic, and affordable designs.