Architectural plans

Richard Avelar & Associates offers a variety of in-house architectural design services including reviewing, administering and facilitating key aspects of new and existing building construction. Our evaluation and assessment of design and construction documents, existing building conditions, bids and contracts provides the necessary oversight to minimize adverse risk to our clients, the design and construction professionals involved, and the project overall.


Design-Build is an alternative to the traditional “Design-Bid-Build” project delivery system that incorporates design and construction services under one contract. This well-established project delivery system — which is embraced by the American Institute of Architects — uses a team-based approach that is both efficient and cost effective.

There are numerous advantages of Design-Build, particularly in the context of post-litigation repair work. These include:

  • Single source of responsibility
  • Efficient transfer of project knowledge from litigation team to reconstruction team
  • Reduced architectural design and administration services
  • Communication and contract transparency
  • Focus on best industry practices and expertise with most reliable building products
  • Cost-competitive subcontractor bidding
  • Guaranteed maximum price contract

Since the year 2000, Richard Avelar & Associates has teamed up with its affiliate construction company, Reconstruction Services, to successfully complete Design-Build repair work on hundreds of projects and thousands of units ranging from single-family homes to large apartment, condominium and commercial developments, to historic properties in need of rehabilitation. Our Design-Build team provides an efficient, cost-effective and high-quality approach from a single source. More information is available at

Construction site

With our construction co. affiliate, we've completed work on thousands of units.