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Design - Build

Owner pays GC for Design

GC pays Architect


  • All drawings / CDs of the project are 100% completed.
  • Pricing can be developed throughout the drawing process, unlike Design – Bid – Build.


  • The Architect works for the GC not the Owner.
  • The Owner has to hire the original GC even if there is a falling out throughout the planning process.

Owner Pays Architect Directly


  • All construction documents for the project are 100% completed.
  • The owner can expect to receive 3 to 4 bids from different General Contractors. This gives the owner an opportunity to compare pricing and weigh your options.


  • Project pricing may be higher than your budget.
  • There is no pricing input from the GC throughout the planning process.
  • If the project exceeds the owner’s, budget the Architect has to then go back and re-draw the plans. This loses time & money.

Design - Bid - Build

Design - Assist - Build

Owner Pays Architect Directly


  • Material and Labor pricing is discovered during the Schematic Design process
  • The Owner may hire a different GC.
  • The Owner and GC collaborate.
  • All the pros of Design + Build with none of the cons.


  • The cost associated with GC Consulting; However, this cost is usually minimal.


Trusted by Companies Nationwide


Ferrara Buist Contractors has gained ample trust of over our 11 years in Business by completing over 200 commercial projects and $200 Million dollars.

Recent Work

Ferrara Buist Contractor specializes in Retail, Medical Building, Apartments, Storage, Office Space, Day Care, Schools, Prefabricated metal buildings.


As an acting agent and board member of the North Carolina Building Code Council, and registered architect in the state of North and South Carolina, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that Ferrara Buist has a level of detail and observation not seen by me from many other contractors.Ferrara Buist is very qualified to perform a variety of projects from complex restaurant upfits to ground up projects ranging from $500K to $9 million in value.

Daniel Priest

President, Priest Architecture PLL