Did you know that over 80% of projects designs are never built? There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that the design exceeds the budget.
Here’s the dirty secret no one likes to talk about: Design professionals are paid whether the project gets built or not. Architects’ and designers’ main source of income comes from the drawings, not the construction. So they’re not necessarily motivated to create a design that’s economically feasible.
With the design/build process, on the other hand, you have one firm providing the design and construction. The design/build firm understands your budget and goals from the outset.
At J.E.P., I’m proud to say that over 95% of my project designs get built. This is mainly because you know the budget before the designs are drawn and paid for. My main source of income comes from providing what you want: a completed project based on a design that you love AND that adheres to the budget.