Inside Active Cost Management Strategies

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As healthcare architects, we’re committed to ensuring that value, cost, schedule and constructability are all basic components of the design criteria. We engage in what we call Active Cost Management strategies (ACM), which allows our clients to be actively involved in evaluating and refining project costs throughout the design process.

A great example of how we used ACM can be best described through our process with St. Charles Health System (SCHS) as they were experiencing unprecedented growth before the pandemic and needed a new facility to serve its growing population. Read about what strategies we used to design a family care clinic for SCHS and create a brand identity that reflects its mission and values while staying focused on budget constraints.