• In design/build projects, a single contractor—a “design/build” firm—is responsible for everything, from concept to completion.
  • Architects, designers, supervisors and craftsmen work together throughout construction. Overlapping these processes and skills has a number of benefits.
  • At the beginning of a project, coordination between designers and builders means more accurate cost estimates and more realistic construction schedules.
  • During construction, the teamwork and communication that are natural to design/build groups help keep projects on time and on budget.
  • The design/build method, sometimes called the “master contractor” method, is one of the oldest forms of project management, and today it’s winning new converts.


  • You avoid the time and stress of hiring both an architect and a contractor.
  • The design/build process eliminates the communication gap between designer and contractor—a gap in which details can get lost.
  • Adjustments during construction can be made seamlessly, making it easier to maintain budgets and schedules.
  • You don’t have to mediate between architect and contractor. Instead, you can focus on the details of the project that you enjoy.
  • You have greater control over your project because responsibility is focused on a single firm, rather than on separate contractors.
  • Classic Homeworks is flexible. We also can work with your architect or designer and the plans they develop.

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