[column_half]Unlike most design-build companies, architects, not contractors, own SPACE Constructors. By putting architects in control of the construction process, the work we do harkens back to the Master Builder era where so many beautiful pieces of history were designed and crafted, and it assures that the design will be built according to the architect’s and client’s vision.
Little did we know that our design for a contemporary French restaurant would hatch an entirely new company. Housed in the first floor of a converted baby carriage factory, the now-closed Franco had a ceiling that was littered with PVC pipes and other infrastructure for the residential units upstairs.
We designed a series of overlapping, undulating wood panels that would appear to weightlessly float above the dining room to screen the view of the pipes. When the quote came back quite a bit over our budget, we realized that this type of experimental design was not appealing to the typical contractor. Rather than lose this critical piece of the design, we stepped up and fabricated the ceiling ourselves.
The seeds of SPACE Constructors were planted.
Sharing a love for design and fabrication, our architectural studio started building small custom art pieces and furniture. As our fabrication work evolved and grew, it became a more significant piece of our construction process. We have grown our on-site metal and wood fabrication shop to more than 2,000 square feet, greatly increasing our capabilities and capacity.
We soon realized the value we could bring to our clients by providing a complete single-source project delivery. In 2007, SPACE Constructors was established as a dedicated contractor specifically to build SPACE designs.
Why should SPACE Constructors build your next design project?
- Single-source responsibility, eliminating the conflict between architect and contractor. You have one point of contact for design and construction, so the process is seamless for you, the client.
- Open-book contracts. For ultimate transparency, we review all of the subcontractor bids with you and we also share their invoices with you as the construction progresses. You will know where every dollar goes. We want you to be as involved in the process as you want to be.
- Better control of design. Does a design change need to be made on the fly? Do we have to make an emergency material substitution? Since the architects work along- side our construction team, we can create attractive, cost-effective solutions quickly and efficiently.
Select SPACE Constructors projects:
Público – Delmar Loop
Tazé at the MX
Mission Taco – Soulard
Bobo Noodle House
Franco – Soulard
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