DBIA Northwest is exciting to welcome Patrick Lundstrom from Fisher Construction Group, as a new member in our Inland Northwest Chapter. We look forward to connecting and learning from your experience!
What Does a “Better Way to Build” Mean to You?
Design-build offers a huge advantage for owners wanting to get the most of their capital investments by getting a project into operation faster, cheaper and with less risk to everyone involved. Constructing a new facility is hard and risky enough, let alone having to battle with architects, engineers, and contractors over even the most minor changes after bid day. From the contractor side, by collaborating with trusted project partners and project stakeholders we added our expertise up front in the design phase where problems can be solved before they become costly to the owners.
First Design-Build Project
My first design-build project was for an energy utility in the Spokane area that started out as a heavily phased office remodel of an existing leased space which grew into a significant expansion into several adjacent spaces within the same building. We hired an architect that had previously worked in the building to do the design work combining all three spaces into a single tenant space. The original project was just painting their existing space, adding LED retro kits to the lighting, and replacing their ceiling tiles. While we were working on the first phase, we designed the 2nd & 3rd phases and rolled straight into demo and construction combining the spaces, adding conference rooms, offices and updating the finishes. Altogether it was a 6-month project to quadruple their offices.