Ventana provided extensive design-assistance services on the 165,000 sq. ft. LEED® Gold Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers head office project.

Design-assist and Design-build

Roughly 75% of the projects Ventana takes on are design-assist in nature. We collaborate with our clients, their architect and the consultants to ensure that we’re all working together to design and build the best project possible.

We’re able to leverage nearly three decades of experience on a very broad range of projects, as well as solid relationships with trades and up-to-date knowledge of trends in the construction industry, to deliver innovative design concepts and solutions, constructability reviews and value engineering options.

Ventana has also worked on numerous design-build projects, including four large multiplex arenas and a community centre. Assembling and leading strong teams for design-build projects requires good relationships with architects, consultants and key trades, and we’ve developed these over the last 29 years. It also means being able to derive a solid understanding of the client’s expectations and requirements for the project. We are able to deliver on all fronts.

Regardless of whether it’s a design-assist or design-build project, we work with the team to create design solutions that are practical, cost effective, easy for designers to draw and detail, easy for trades to understand and price competitively, and ultimately easy to build and easy to maintain.