Have you been dreaming about elsewhere lately, thinking about your next home away? You have a pretty good idea of what you want in terms of architecture and design, but what about the rest of the development process? When the time is right, it’s best to know what you’re getting into before designing, permitting, and construction starts.
By Danielle Finnegan | July 18, 2023 | Guanacaste
Real Estate

What’s the Best Project Delivery Method:
Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, or Turnkey?

We’re sharing the recent experiences of three Papagayo members to help you decide. After securing their ideal homesite on the peninsula, each family opted for a different delivery method tailored to their individual situation. Each has different advantages and trade-offs — e.g. cost, time, flexibility, creativity, control. Family goals, interests and passions guided their respective decisions. In this feature, we showcase an award-winning residence by SARCO ARCHITECTS to illustrate some of the advantages of turnkey project delivery.

Case Study #1 – Turnkey

354 Avenida Palmares
Architecture: SARCO Architects
Interior Architecture: SARCO Architects
Landscape Architecture: TPA Taller de Paisaje y Ambiente
Architectural Lighting: SARCO Architects
Construction Management: SARCO Architects
Project Management: SARCO Architects

In a turnkey project, the property owner provides the project’s vision and capital, and the prime consultant does everything else, turning your dream home into reality. Turnkey gives you the same level of control and flexibility as a design-build solution but with a crucial difference: the design-build contractor also serves as the lead design consultant and provides end-to-end project management. They coordinate and oversee all aspects of the development process — from architecture and design to permits, material procurement, and construction.

This integrated, design-led approach has been the preferred solution for several Peninsula Papagayo homeowners, whose innovative projects from SARCO Architects have been delivered successfully, on schedule and budget, with a team of experienced design professionals at the helm.

SARCO’s turnkey service streamlines the entire design, development and construction process. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and quality are world-class.

Michael Koch
Owner/Developer, Koch Realty

It’s no secret that design-build projects are more time-efficient than conventional design-bid-build projects. Turnkey projects are even more efficient since the design and construction teams collaborate under one roof, from concept and pre-development to delivery. A multiple International Property Award winner (5-Star, Best Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica 2021-2022; 5-Star, Best Residential Property Costa Rica, 2021-2022) PARAISO 354 showcases what is possible when a collaborative approach puts project results ahead of the needs of any one team member.

Collaboration-driven success

What SARCO didn’t design in-house, they outsourced and project managed, collaborating with the country’s leading engineers and landscape architects. Dedicated members of SARCO’s team included:

  • Architects
  • Architectural Technologists
  • Design Coordinators
  • Interior Designers
  • Construction Managers
  • Site Engineers
  • Cost Accountants

A hassle-free build

Owner/developer Michael Koch didn’t want any surprises, and compliance with the approved budgets, plans, and specifications was as important to him as speed and efficiency. A dedicated site engineer and regular inspections by SARCO’s entire team of professionals ensured that the finished project complied with all local regulations and the specifications and quality requirements listed in the contract documents.

For more information on SARCO’s system and white-glove turnkey service, contact:
Roderick Anderson
CEO & Design Director
SARCO Architects

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