Collaboration + Ways to Work
Recent shifts in the discipline of architecture have seen an increasing appetite for - and increasing interest in - architect-led alternative delivery methods. The hybrid architecture and construction process is a useful and effective practice for the entire client, design, and construction team. Unlike the traditional design/build process, hybrid delivery is an architecture-based mechanism that focuses on the marriage of design and construction throughout the entire process starting with a comprehensive preliminary project-planning phase. A meticulous design aesthetic, high-quality/high-performance materials, and architects and construction professionals well-versed in the practice are the hallmark of a successful hybrid delivery process. Through the exploration of several case studies, our panel will explain the process of delivering projects which incorporated construction materials, methodology, and practices into each aspect of the design, how the architectural design deeply informed the building approach – and vice-versa.