Design + Build in Flagstaff
With an engaged and enthusiastic partner, Design + Build procurement is a turn-key approach to delivering your project in the Flagstaff area.
A Flagstaff business owner’s guide to a simplified and responsible procurement process.
Design + Build is a versatile procurement method that offers the fastest route to project completion and is applicable to nearly every type of project in the Flagstaff area. In this process illustrated below, the general contractor and architect partner from the start under one unified contract. This collaboration from the beginning enables desired value engineering at every step of the project, simplifies administration requirements, and fast-track delivery and cost savings. In the traditional method of project delivery, the architect is hired first. The Owner works with the architect to design the entire project, and once the drawings are complete, the general contractor is hired under a separate contract. Because there is no collaboration between the architect and general contractor in the design process, this process typically requires a longer timeframe to project completion. As a result, the Design + Build process is a valuable procurement method for Flagstaff owners looking to complete their project as quickly as possible while saving time and money.
Our Flagstaff clients are not limited to a single choice of Design + Build architect. Our team selects design partners based on their familiarity with city zoning codes and guidelines, sector experience, capacity, and capabilities to be the best fit for you and your project. Whether schedule, budget, category expertise, location, or sustainability are your top priorities, we will source the best possible resources for your project.
To learn more, download our in-depth Owner’s Guide to Design + Build Procurement or contact our team.
Understanding Flagstaff Design and Architecture
Flagstaff’s architectural roots lie in the signature red clay bricks and sandstone that can be found in Flagstaff’s first U.S. Post Office, the Milligan House, the Coconino Courthouse, and the Weatherford Hotel. During the building boom of the late 1800s, brickmaking and sandstone quarry companies established in Flagstaff constructed many of these buildings and are responsible for the rustic look and feel present throughout Flagstaff and the Historic Downtown District.
Contemporary Flagstaff projects are still shaped by these local architectural legacies — including unique cultural requirements and sustainability standards — through the City of Flagstaff Zoning Code. Our Design + Build team’s familiarity with these requirements enables you to achieve your vision while ensuring a smooth entitlement process — essential to staying on-scheduled and on-budget.