It’s the nature of the homebuilding biz to have changes. Our client knew they needed consistency throughout their entire project, from CAD all the way to marketing collateral, to work through these changes and execute their project the right way.
Consistency is a huge benefit of working with one partner, like MediaLab, from start to finish. That’s why we added Architectural Services to our offerings. We had the capabilities and the experience… so it just made sense.
Right on Time
We know our clients are busy and that they need accurate collateral in, what can sometimes feel like, impossible timeframes. We also know the struggle that comes with selling plans before building. What happens if there is a change? Well, the builder would have to get approval from every buyer before making those changes. On top of that, they would have to circle back with marketing to make sure those changes were reflected in the collateral.
We know the struggle that comes with selling plans before building.
If you have different vendors for architectural services and marketing collateral, changes like this could lead to a lot of confusion, errors, and lengthy turnaround times. Thanks to keeping all this under our roof, our client was able to get ahead of any issues.
We Make the Entire Process
Making the jump from AutoCAD to Revit, MediaLab’s Architectural Services team made the entire process much easier. Our client knew the delivery and coordination with MediaLab would not be there with a different partner.
When asked about the most beneficial part of working with the Architectural Services team, they said it had to be the virtual reality (VR) walkthrough we did with them. This experience lets you make changes as you “walk” through a space. That means you can move things like doors and windows or rip down walls. It’s easy to see the things that just don’t make sense when they’re right in front of you. Our client summed up the benefits perfectly: “It’s timelier, cost-effective, and gets right to the bottom line.”
“From production, to virtual design, to construction documents and coordination of marketing collateral, it was a one-stop shop. It was comforting to know that one team was handling the entire thing. Otherwise, marketing collateral and architectural collateral never seem to align.”
Our client summed up the benefits perfectly:
“It’s timelier, cost-effective, and gets right to the bottom line.”
Generally, homebuilders can spend an upward of 2 hours walking through and making changes to an already-built home. Not to mention, more changes meant more time and more money.
With a two-month turnaround time, the design and collateral for seven model homes were created and set to be used in multiple communities. By using VR to make changes, they were able to give their own team the tools to be efficient and more cost-effective.
“We might’ve spent $100,000 on one home, changing things on the fly. Your profit is going to waste there when you can do something in 30 to 45 minutes in a computer program.”
Curious about our Architectural Services? Want to try that VR walkthrough for yourself?