Architect Interview: Architect-Led Design Build with Francisca Alonso

Find out more on Should architects design as well as build the projects they work on? Francisca Alonso thinks so. Ten years ago she started her architecture firm AV Architects in the Metro DC area. She found that the great relationships she had created while designing her clients’ projects turned sour in the hands of a contractor. Instead of handing off the project, she decided to build her clients’ projects. Watch this video to find out why she says offering construction services was the best thing that happened to her architecture firm. Now they offer to build their architect projects, not just design them. They follow the model of architect-led design build.

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