The more there are people taking part in spatial design and construction, the more difficult and slower it is for the project to proceed. A large group of designers does not guarantee a result of higher quality or any way better. Why, then, do renovation projects involve so many people if we know that overcrowding increases costs?
A high-quality end result requires a professional designer, who understands the requirements of future users, and a project manager, who is committed to the renovation project and available at all times. Bigger projects also require a lead designer (architect) and skilled electrical and mechanical engineers. However, the project manager must always be in charge of the total project.
Cooperation between the project manager and the designer is the most important factor regarding the success of the project. The designer must be aware of the construction methods used as well as the schedules. Ideally, the designer also functions as the project manager. This would decrease the risk of misunderstandings and allow cost savings. Usually designers do not have sufficient experience or training in building and construction.
At Tilakarhut, we have solved this by training our designers to work as assistant project managers. This makes project management more efficient and spatial design more rewarding.