BBGM Senior Principal Bahram Kamali offers valuable insights on the pros and cons of design-build project delivery, considered a successful alternative to the traditional method.
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Design-build is considered to be a successful alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. To figure out if this type of construction model is right for your project, all parties involved (owners, designers and contractors) must understand the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
Advantages of design-build delivery
There are many advantages of using design-build construction to carry out a project. For example, because the contractor is involved from the start of the project and the owner has a single entity that is responsible for the work, the designer and the contractor can act as a team and start off with a clear and shared understanding of the project. This can significantly enhance the overall coordination of the project.
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Construction Today had a chance to speak with President of R.D. Olson Construction Bill Wilhelm, going into detail on the Irvine Spectrum Marriott development. The full-service Marriott hotel will be a great fit for both business and leisure travelers, following its ambitious design and construction schedule. MONOGRAM at BBGM is providing Interior Design services for the project.
An excerpt from the article by Alan Dorich:
The hotel’s design is still being developed despite the construction process being underway, something to which R.D. Olson Construction is accustomed. “We’re part of that frontier team, out there working with ownership and Marriott on finishes, textures, colors and other elements that will give this property the ‘wow factor’ it needs to be cutting-edge and exceed guest expectations,” he says.
This design/build approach has become more common in the travel industry, as hotels want to stay in tune with what is popular with guests. “In about 80 percent of hotels that R.D. Olson builds, we’re in the trenches during the design phase, trying to make the concept the most successful it can be,” Wilhelm says.
In the case of Irvine Spectrum Marriott, the interior design will celebrate the rich history of the Irvine Ranch, in keeping with R.D. Olson’s dedication to paying homage to the communities in which its hotel projects are located.
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As reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report by Building Design + Construction, BBGM ranked #29 on the list of Hotel Sector Giants. Rounding out a trifecta of strong rankings, BBGM reinforces its longevity and status as a major player in the hospitality industry with this latest rankings update.
Touting major projects such as the $125M renovation of the Watergate Hotel, new construction of the Paséa Hotel & Spa and ongoing construction of the InterContinental DC Wharf, BBGM and MONOGRAM at BBGM continue to offer clients design solutions that complement the social, cultural and architectural traditions of the communities they serve.
BBGM was also named one of BD+C’s Top 100 Architecture Firms and Top Green Building Architecture Firms. BBGM and MONOGRAM at BBGM consistently rank among top design firms worldwide.
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Last week, BBGM hosted a successful Open House event, joined by past and present clients and consultants to celebrate the momentous occasion. The internationally renowned architecture and interior design firm unveiled their new DC office design to the general public at the event, held on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. Despite competing with the regional excitement over the ongoing 2016 ACC Basketball Tournament, the event enjoyed a wonderful turnout of attendees. The BBGM DC office was joined by colleagues from their MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors team, as well as visitors from their Scottsdale design studio. Catered hors d'oeuvres and professional mixologists provided a fantastic blend of sophistication and indulgence. Guests enjoyed the delightful food & beverage selection, while networking with industry peers and touring the all-new BBGM office and design studio.
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Special thanks to partners Nick Giordano, Bahram Kamali, Bruno Grinwis, Kathryn Mickel, the BBGM and MONOGRAM at BBGM staff, Spielmann Studio, Windows Catering Company, and our wonderful clients and consultants for supporting the event, and helping BBGM celebrate in style!
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An excerpt from the article in Hotel Management Magazine:
R.D. Olson Development is scheduled to open the 271-room, full-service Irvine Spectrum Marriott at 7905 Gateway in Irvine, Calif., in summer of 2017.
Located next to the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum, which opened in 2014 and was developed by R.D. Olson with Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments, Irvine Spectrum Marriott will be the first ground-up construction project with Marriott’s new Millennial-focused design elements. Completing the construction is R.D. Olson Construction, while the project architect is WATG.
Monogram will do the interior architecture for the hotel, and Steven Langford Architects will do the interior architecture and design for the hotel’s restaurant and rooftop terrace.Irvine Spectrum Marriott's design will pay tribute to the local area, in this case the Irvine Ranch. The 15-story, 206,332-square-foot hotel will have 50 suites with kitchens, 121 king beds, and 100 double queen bed configurations. Guestrooms will have views of Saddleback Mountain, Laguna Canyon or Spectrum Center.
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