At Braden Construction, we know building your dreamhome or business requires a team approach, and our relationship with your architect is key to making that work.  As a residential and commercial builder with more than 30 years of experience, we've had great success working with many of the top architecture and design firms in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Careful collaboration between the architect and the builder is the way to ensure you get the best project for your money.

We recommend our clients hire and architect or design firm because it helps ensure projects are completed right the first time.  Both the architect and the builder bring different types of expertise to each project.  Meeting with your architect before our crews ever visit your building site is part of our process to determine the best and most cost-effective ways to complete your project.

Working with as independent architect vs. a design/build firm

Working with separate architects and builders, as opposed to a firm that also designs the projects they build, has its advantages.  What good architects and builders appreciate about working with each other is the establishment of a system of checks and balances that ultimately benefits the client.  In essence, builders and architects can check each other's work and provide suggestions that ultimately result in a better finished product.

Both the architect and the builder are advocates for the client, and two sets of eyes are better than one.  We like to think of the relationship between the builder, architect and client as a three legged stool-all three play an important roll in a successful project.

Architects play a crucial role in designing your project for maximum utility and value.  They help you develop a home or commercial space that not only looks the way you want it to, but also functions in a way that fits your needs.  Architects and builders also work together to help you select the materials that will help your home or business stand the test of time.  

Our relationship with your architect doesn't end after the building plans are approved-we continue to work with them throughout the building process.  For example, if you decide to make an adjustment to your project and a change order is needed, we work with the architect to determine the best way to complete the change.  This helps ensure that each adjustment fits with the overall project and you get the best value for the money you're spending.

At Braden Construction, our goal for our client is to have a lasting project with great design, to have good communication and to have fun with the building process.  If you're looking for an architect, we can help match you with one that will be a great fit for your project.  We welcome inquires from archtects looking for builders to partner on their projects, as well.  Contact us today to learn more about how we work with architects to achieve the best possible outcomes for our building projects.