How to Balance Creativity and Constructibility? Design Assist Smartly Links Owners, Architects, and Contractors


Architecture firm Kohn Pederson Fox engaged A. Zahner Co. on Design Assist to facilitate client conversations on aesthetics, costs and constructibility. Image © A. Zahner Co.

Architecture firm Kohn Pederson Fox engaged A. Zahner Co. on Design Assist to facilitate client conversations on aesthetics, costs and constructibility. Image © A. Zahner Co.

Every project begins with a design, and ends with an attractive and functional building. What happens between these two end points is where it gets interesting – and challenging. The construction process is complicated. It means meeting and exceeding expectations in design, affordability and constructibility. It means overcoming hurdles and facilitating smooth transitions from design to engineering to construction. And for complex projects with more unusual features and elements, the risk factors increase exponentially.

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