Your All-in-One Solution for Designing and Building a Thriving Business Environment
Choosing the Design-Build route is not only convenient, it gives you the advantage of more effective collaboration between those who design your property and those who build it. In the case of LETTER FOUR, this benefit is enhanced doubly by the fact that our firm features a 50/50 owner-partnership between Principal Architect, Lauren Adams, and our Principal General Contractor, Jeremy Baker.
This arrangement makes both equally involved in the process, ensuring optimal cooperation. Compare this to other Design-Build firms, who typically only have one half of the service in-house. Such firms are forced to hire out for the service they’re unable to do themselves, opening the door for miscommunications, delays, and budget blowouts. Our completely internal process gives you a superior experience with superior results.
The LETTER FOUR Difference
Choosing the Design-Build route is not only convenient, it gives you the advantage of more effective collaboration between those who design your home and those who build it. In the case of LETTER FOUR, this benefit is enhanced doubly by the fact that our firm features a 50/50 owner-partnership between Principal Architect, Lauren Adams, and our Principal General Contractor, Jeremy Baker.
Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build
Traditionally, commercial building has been a split process that divides work between different firms, but this siloed approach introduces complications. Architecture firms don’t consult with contractors while they plan their design, making it common for costs to far exceed the client’s budget once the time comes to build. In an effort to mitigate this financial blow, contractors try to take shortcuts and make concessions, often resulting in a build that doesn’t reflect the design the client had in mind.
It’s a lose-lose process for everyone, usually resulting in finger pointing and frustration. Architects and contractors shift blame to each other when things go awry, preventing satisfying resolutions for you, the business owner.
The Design-Build experience eliminates these struggles and makes one entity accountable for the entire project’s success. Our best interests align with yours, pushing us to deliver the best results during every project phase. By working with a single team who cooperates from the very beginning of the design planning stage, you can count on your project staying on-budget and coming out exactly how you want. We settle for nothing less at LETTER FOUR.
Designing a Space That Gets Results
We translate your brand vision into reality. Our Architectural Design team will devote as much time as needed to understand your brand’s story and style, as well as practical business needs. We’ll help you explore ideas and find the solutions that fit both your desired aesthetic and performance objectives.
All design work is supported by our General Contracting team to provide you full clarity on construction costs and requirements ahead of time. You’ll never have to worry about your project’s plans being unachievable - you’ll have all of the practical insights needed to determine feasibility before your foundations are dug. Once construction begins, our architects work closely with the on-site crew to ensure that your design is interpreted accurately and takes shape as beautifully as we planned.
Building the Property You Envisioned
With our in-house General Contracting team, there’s no need to go searching for construction bids. We’ll have settled team coordination and costs beforehand, minimizing your spend by getting plans right the first time and reducing the need for change orders. By the time the construction phase is reached, we’ll have already gone through 3 rounds of pricing estimation to iron everything out and eliminate any surprises.
Our construction team is advised on all of your design details and made fully familiar with your goals. You get an expert building team who has already played a critical role in planning your design to ensure it meets your budget and needs. We forge ahead with full collaboration between our architects and contractors, achieving a build that reflects your exact vision down to the last detail.