What is design/build?

Most people have heard the phrase but do not know exactly what it means to them as a client. We offer in-house design as a part of our services and, on average, we design about half of the projects we build. The other half of our projects are designed by some very talented architects and designers with whom we have the privilege to work. However, regardless of how our projects start, they are all design/build to us. That is, we make sure we understand the reasoning behind the design and not just how to build the project. In short, we listen and really strive to understand the vision, before we pick up the first tool.