Dan Joseph + Associates
Dan Joseph Architects now offers Master Builder Services.
Question: What is a Master Builder?
Answer: A Master Builder is a career path and chosen profession where real time construction experience is augmented with formal education, rigorous examination and licensure.
Within one person there exists the following capacity.
- Design Responsibility – Including deep artistic abilities, design knowledge, drawing skills and an intrinsic understanding of people, environment and dwellings; a formal structured education for shaping and constructing all elements of the built response (including buildings, parts of buildings, landscaping and the urban environment).
- Responsibility for Construction – Expert knowledge of construction as obtained from higher education, examination and actual construction experience, on-site project management (involving leadership, organization, supervising workers, financial oversight and artistic discernment).
- Complete and total authority on the Building Site – Authority over all on-site activities including design, construction decisions; authority over all workers and unquestioned authority over the entire construction phase from start to finish.
Master Builders greatly differ from today’s Architect or Contractor; in breadth, scope and depth of responsibility. Today’s Master Builder is a licensed, fully insured Architect who has practiced and thrived in the public arena of a competitive, bid-build industry.
Question: Why has Dan Joseph Architects elected to offer Design-Build Services as Dan Joseph + Associates, Master Builder?
Answer: The continued practice of allocating various portions of responsibility separately to Architects and Contractors can no longer be debated as the most practical or cost effective method of project delivery.
Summarizing, placing sole project responsibility in the hands of an ethical, effective, experienced and fully transparent Master Builder, consolidates accountability, preserves integrity and will result in the best solution for the least cost.
At Dan Joseph + Associates we have chosen our career path as that of a Master Builder; we are highly educated in our discipline, have been subjected to rigorous testing and licensing requirements, and have thrived in a open market of a competitive bid-build practice.
Give Dan Joseph + Associates a call…or feel free to visit us in Big Sky, Montana; we offer innovative solutions, are always an Owner’s advocate and welcome the opportunity to assist you with your future Architecture and Construction needs. #djawest
Dan Joseph + Associates, LLC
PO Box 11689
Bozeman, Montana 59719