Architect Led Design-Built – Ideal solution for Cooperative and Small Housing Projects at New Town

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

by Ar. Abhishek Dutta


In one of our previous (almost 5 years old) blog, we had discussed the “CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT: PROBLEMS FOR PLOT-OWNERS AT NEW TOWN, KOLKATA” (we strongly suggest you read that first before reading this one). This blog was very popular and we received a lot of phone calls and emails with appreciation, suggestions and some for further clarification. Many plot owners asked about the best possible solution for the issues we had discussed.

Also through our experience of working in the New Town area for last 14 years as Architects, Interior Designers and Project management consultants, one gets an opportunity to evaluate a lot of different models to create a great project under the various aspects of New Town. To understand which is the best model, one must get an idea on all alternaive models to create a clear mental picture for the informed decision they are supposed to make.

New Town Rajarhat Architect contractor Engineer
New Town, Rajarhat, Architect, contractor Engineer,
G+9 Cooperative Housing New Town 32 member under NKDA

Design-Build is the project delivery method where the design and construction aspects are performed under the strict control of a design focused renowned architect.


One of the oldest forms of construction (the Architect – ‘Sthapati’ the “master builder” approach), Design-Build continues to grow in popularity because of its many benefits:

A. Benefits to owners:

  1. Owner’s risk is minimized with single-source responsibility.

  2. The schedule is reduced with the design and construction phases overlapping, and bidding phase eliminated.

  3. Costs are evaluated constantly as construction personnel are engaged early in the process.

  4. Speed of completion

  5. Greater cost savings and earlier cost certainty

  6. “Value Engineering” at conceptual stages rather than too late, after project design is complete

  7. Better communication

  8. Fewer disputes and litigation