Because we are involved from the beginning, we can provide real cost information. With shared cost expectations on the table from the initial concept, the design is based on a realistic budget which addresses the Owner’s needs, wants and wishes.
This approach, while not for everyone, provides maximum Owner involvement in the project. Although it can require more meeting time and ongoing evaluation of alternatives, we feel that it ultimately leads to a more satisfying project, arrived at through the co-operative efforts of all parties involved. We have an open book policy and prefer to base our costs on time and materials.
Lauten Design and Construction has been providing this design / build approach to its clients for many years. References are available. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have on the subject, including helping you decide if this approach is right for your particular project. Your existing drawings can be used to start a design conversation.