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Building Enclosure: Design Assist Contract Methodology and Design Processes—Colby College Case study (Hybrid)

The familiar term “design assist” often means different things to different people in the design and construction industry—which can lead to differing expectations, issues, and confusion establishing a contract. Join us for a case study presentation that outlines the differences between contract types and how the Contractor Consigli Construction and Architect, Sasaki successfully set up and implemented a design assist contract at the Colby College Athletic Center. Gerry Gutierrez from Sasaki and Chris Brown from Consigli will cover why a design assist contract worked for this project, what the expectations were, how it was implemented, and valuable lessons learned along the way.


Gerard Gutierrez AIA, CDT

Gerry is the leader of Sasaki’s Technical Resource Group. With over 30 years of professional experience with firms that emphasize and value design excellence, Gerry's many collaborations have been published in journals such as Abitare, Building Design + Construction, and The Architect's Newspaper. Gerry’s contributions have been recognized with awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America, the Boston Society of Architects, and National Honor Awards from the AIA. He is an active member of the Boston Society of Architects.

Chris Brown

Chris is a Project Executive with Consigli’s Portland Maine office. Chris has 25 years of professional experience (17 with Consigli) in the commercial construction industry. Chris has lead construction projects throughout New England and New York focusing on planning, collaboration, and quality. Chris’s projects have been recognized by the Maine Preservation Society, Association of General Contractors, and Engineering News Record.