ARCHITECT-LED DESIGN-BUILD


Our design-build Approach

We believe that each client is unique and so we take a unique approach to our services. Drawing on our long experience in the New York and New Jersey area as Architect-led Design-builders we have tailored a solution to your project by fusing design and construction management under one roof as a single source of responsibility. RS MANNINO ARCHITECTURE (RSMA) and RS MANNINO CONSTRUCTION (RSMC) provide a cohesive design-build service (RSMAC). Rather than approach a project through the adversarial contracting process, we offer a unique and transparent service of Architect-led design-build that allows our clients greater control throughout the project. Our Design-Build Service is an agile management process, where design strategy and construction expertise are seamlessly integrated.

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OUR 6 STEP DESIGN-BUILD PROCESS

Step 1.  CONSULTATION  

  • Discuss the scope of the project, client vision, desired architectural style, program requirements; unique lifestyle needs and survey review.
  • Preliminary budget presented. 
  • Design contract given to client for review. 

Step 2. DESIGN PHASE 1: SCHEMATIC DESIGN

  • Conceptual design presentation of floor plans and elevations.  
  • Client approved conceptual design converted into 3D renderings.
  • Meetings continue until design is accepted.

Step 3. DESIGN PHASE 2: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 

  • Upon client-approved budget, 3-D model and design drawings are refined and reviewed.
  • Design is sent to our Structural Engineer consultant.

Step 4. DESIGN PHASE 3: PERMIT & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

  • Drawings are further detailed for construct-ability, subcontractor and supplier pricing. 
  • Sealed plans submitted to municipality for plan review.

Step 5. BUILD PHASE 1:

  • Pre-construction ("kick-off")  meeting with Construction Project Manager, Project Superintendent and Selections Coordinator to discuss process requirements.
  • Date determined for beginning of construction. 

Step 6. BUILD PHASE 2:

  • Weekly meetings regarding selections, budget, and construction updates (includes office meetings, travel to vendors to make selections, and walk-through's).
  • Accounting information is available 24/7 via our online project management software.