Suffolk Design: Streamlining the workflow between design and construction
Suffolk Design is our in-house design and design-management team. We partner with clients, designers, and Suffolk’s operations teams to deliver projects in a variety of sectors — commercial, multifamily, hospitality, higher education, life sciences and health care — with greater speed, completeness, and certainty.
What we do
Working with Suffolk’s preconstruction teams, Suffolk Design’s licensed architects and engineers provide key services geared towards driving project success from design inception through completion.
With this collaborative process, Suffolk Design coordinates design deliverable, procurement, and fabrications schedules with all stakeholders to ensure an optimized process alignment. Team members participate in a detailed planning process to identify and prioritize constraints and needs and establish commitment dates.
To establish clear design document completion goals, Suffolk Design regularly holds design and constructability level of development reviews with clients and their design team. These reviews facilitate team-wide collaboration and set clear expectations.
Design Assist During Construction
Keeping pace with the rapid flow of information required during the construction phase can be challenging. Using Suffolk Design on design assist efforts allows major architectural, MEP, and structural coordination issues to be identified earlier in the project lifecycle, avoiding redesign efforts and offering cost-effective solutions to be incorporated into the final documents.
“Suffolk Design’s keen attention to their approach reduces engineering/architect rework, identifies problems in real time, keeps us on financial track and reduces schedule delays.”
Michael Bachstein, Vice President of Facilities Development & Engineering at Cape Cod Hospital
“The Suffolk Design team has been instrumental on getting our project back on track. Their professionalism, hard work, diligence, and communication have been a huge boost to the design team’s productivity and our Suffolk teams trust in the work that the team is doing behind the scenes. They have a very sophisticated approach to tracking and solving problems and are very receptive to our requests. It is evident in all interactions with the team that they are proud of their work product and are dedicated to constant improvement. These sentiments have been shared by the entire team at the Inn at Spanish Peaks.”
Dylan Schultz, Superintendent at the Inn at Spanish Peaks
“Integral to the success of this team has been the participation of Suffolk’s Design group. Design/Build teams have the shared contractual goal of helping clients realize their building needs. However, they can have different paths toward that common goal and sometimes even speak different languages on the journey. Suffolk Design bridges the gap between these two partners.”
Greg Heppner, Principal at The SmithGroup
Suffolk Design is made up of licensed architects, professional engineers, and design technologists who bring their experience and collaborative mindset to bridge the gap between design and construction.
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