Design-Build for Architecture
HDR embraces design-build project delivery as the best way to reduce building cost and wasted time. Consultants, architects and builders work together from the start to achieve the owner's goals for design, function, budget and schedule. Through consistent testing of design and engineering solutions against the budget, developing innovative building solutions and regularly communicating budget updates with the owner, design-build saves time, money and eliminates surprises along the way.
We offer the world class service of HDR Architecture as a part of a truly-integrated single-firm design-build team. Our collaborative effort honors and preserves the relationship between the architect and the client, with a commitment to uphold design standards that will not be sacrificed for contractor profit. This designer-led design-build partnership helps ensure quality healthcare environments at an affordable cost to clients.
Better design, more cost effective facilities, shorter schedules, reduced risk, and no surprises are some of the advantages of an integrated approach to healthcare facility design and construction.
To learn more about Design-Build, check these industry resources and reports on the subject:
- Design Build Institute of America
- Rex Miller and the Mindshift Consortium
- Building SMART Alliance
- Construction Users Roundtable
- Pennsylvania State University study on Design-Build
- Patrick MacLeamy on Design-Build