Some firms advertise themselves as “design-build,” but actually don’t have a licensed architect in-house. Make sure you get what you think you’re paying for, asking for licensure evidence of who the design Architect working on your plans, will be. Then discuss with this individual his/her experience within the world of what your Project will entail.
Typically, an architect who has been practicing for 20 years or so, will be able to handle just about any type of residential design you have in mind and doesn’t necessarily need to have an abundance of expertise in only your requested style. In fact, diversity with multiple building type experience, can be a big benefit to the homeowner.
Experience of the Principle/General Contractor is of course paramount to the success of the Building Project., whether it be in Santa Monica, Denver, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, Corona Del Mar, Redondo Beach or elsewhere. Similar to above, checks with State Board records and specific familiarity with luxury homes, remodeling and additions, would be valuable evaluations.
Also, “running a job” means that the G.C. is capable of coordinating trades on-site with his/her astute knowledge of residential construction; abilities to solve problems with timely, cost effective and quality solutions and be able integrate with Inspectors in a professional manner.
Barry Shaw & Associates is an exemplary one-stop Design-Build firm who has created a format of project delivery services that all clients will benefit from. They are licensed both as architects and as general contractors, thus able to provide you with all of your design, engineering and construction needs, under one roof. This consistent teamwork of total project procurement occurs on a daily basis, almost instantaneously, throughout the entire design and construction process. As a result, the forthcoming project is ensured to be a cost effective, quality and most timely job.
After two decades of developing and refining this format, through an array of projects ranging from a $100,000 residential remodel to a multi-million dollar commercial project, Barry Shaw & Associates is poised to become Los Angeles’ most celebrated source of design-build talent.
Partnering with a solid design-build company is a terrific way to hedge against the “too many cooks in the kitchen” syndrome, which too often afflicts custom built home projects. Among Design-Build firms, Barry Shaw & Associates stands out — not only for its sterling reputation with its Clients, but also for their intuitive knack for weaving multi-party entities throughout the construction process, to a proud finish for everyone.
Don’t trust your home design, remodeling, or construction project to anyone less than the best. The dual licensed firm of Barry Shaw & Associates will approach your project with expertise and professionalism, resulting in your project being built on time, on budget and with quality.