About Conklin Architecture
Conklin Architecture was created in 2015 by Kevin Conklin, Architect. After years of working throughout the Hudson Valley with local Architects, Kevin felt the need to branch out and fill the need for an Architectural firm in Greene County, NY where he and his wife choose to live and raise their family. Kevin Conklin graduated from the State University of New York, Alfred in 2002 and received his license to practice Architecture in 2015. Conklin Architecture has experience in Residential, Educational, Hospitality, and Commercial projects throughout the New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Design/Build architectural design & construction
Construction Management / construction supervision
3rd party drafting
Pre-purchase home evaluations
CA provides architectural design typically as a traditional design/bid/build method, or by the more fast track method of Design/Build.
Traditional design/bid/build is a more traditional method where we work one on one with our clients through the design process of Schematic design, design development, and construction documents. Once every detail has been thoroughly worked out, we assist our clients with the bidding and negotiation with qualified contractors. Finally, we provide construction supervision to some degree depending on the complexity of the project. This method of design takes time, sometimes months. In doing the complete set of plans up front, an accurate bid is achieved and the client is aware of all necessary costs before the project begins.
Design/build is a faster paced method of designing and building a project. CA still works one on one with the clients, but rather than compete a thorough set of construction documents, a developed set of plans is passed onto one of the various contractors who can provide a budget for the construction costs before every intricate detail has been put on paper. Time is saved using this method as the complete drawing set is smaller and many details are created on site while the project is being built. CA works very closely with the contractor to work out the details and ensure the projects success. Budgets are used in place of a fixed construction cost.
Each design method has its pros and cons. Some clients like to know the exact costs of construction prior to moving forward, where others like the idea of working off a budget (money can be shuffled from one line item to another as needed). If you project is on a tight time line, perhaps design/build is the way to go. Give CA a call to discuss the various options and methods to see which will suit you and your project best.