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Design-Build Architects & DB Boston Construction:
Who are we?

Design-Build Architects, located in Boston, MA, was founded with the goal of streamlining the design and construction process for our clients. We believe that effective collaboration between all parties is essential for the success of any project, and that is why we offer both design and construction services under one roof. As a single entity, we are able to eliminate the need for clients to navigate the complex process of managing multiple contracts and communicating with separate design and construction teams.

At Design Build Architects, we handle every aspect of the project, from initial budgeting and design to permitting and construction. We take pride in delivering quality and affordability to our clients, and we strive to make the experience as seamless and stress-free as possible.

For insurance purposes, Design-Build Architects and Design-Build Boston Construction operate as separate companies. However, in practice, we function as a single entity, dedicated to delivering exceptional results for our clients. If you are in need of design and construction services in the Boston area, we invite you to get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help bring your project to life.

What is architecture?

As Steve Jobs once said, "Design is not about how it looks; it's how it works!" This is especially true in architecture, where the primary objective is to provide shelter and create functional spaces. A building's design should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also consider how it will be used and how it will interact with its surroundings. Good design is about being invisible and seamless, enhancing the overall experience of the space without drawing attention to itself.

But architecture is not just about the practical aspects of building design. It is also an art form, a way of expressing ideas and creating spaces that inspire and uplift those who use them. Architecture has the power to shape our environments and the way we live, and as such, it is important for architects to consider not only the functional needs of a building, but also its cultural and social impact.

In modern times, the focus on sustainability and efficiency has become increasingly important in the field of architecture. High-performance building, which seeks to minimize the environmental impact of a building and maximize its energy efficiency, is a key aspect of contemporary design. As architects, it is our responsibility to create structures that not only meet the needs of the present, but also consider the long-term impact on the environment and the community.

Design|Build Boston strives to take on projects that focus on energy efficiency, building durability, but most of all human comfort. We are a Certified Passive House Builder and if obtaining passive house certification isn't your end goal we still use their requirements as the standard of which to aim. Click here to learn more about Passive House.

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Why Design-Build?

Design-Build is a project delivery method that combines the design and construction phases under a single entity. This approach brings the architect and contractor together from the start of the project, allowing for a more collaborative and efficient process.

The traditional design-bid-build method often leads to a disconnect between the design and construction teams, causing tension and misunderstandings. This can result in delays, cost overruns, and a poor experience for all parties involved, particularly the homeowner.

Design-Build eliminates this disconnect by providing a single point of responsibility for both the design and construction phases. This allows for better communication and coordination, as well as the ability to make adjustments and changes quickly.

Overall, Design-Build offers a more streamlined and enjoyable experience for the homeowner, as it reduces the stress and complexity of the project. It also allows for the opportunity to incorporate cost-saving measures and innovative solutions from the beginning, resulting in a more successful and cost-effective project.