Construction Contracts, Architect Agreements, and Integrated Project Delivery

Our construction law practice focuses on the needs of owners and developers. Our work on projects in the Northwest in the past 10 years totals in excess of $3 billion in construction costs. These projects include a 4-tower residential, retail, and office mixed-use project in downtown Bellevue, a 3-building hospital campus in Issaquah for a regional health care provider, a data center in Eastern Washington, athletic facilities for a parochial high school’s new campus, a major expansion of a hospital on Seattle’s First Hill, the renovation of Husky Stadium, and the rapidly expanding headquarters campus of a major downtown Seattle employer.

For major health care facility development projects, our work encompasses real estate and construction law, including project management and development agreements with third-party developers, agreements with architects, design professionals, and other consultants, and construction contracts of all kinds, including multi-party contracts for Integrated Project Delivery.

Through our representation of builders and developers, we have a deep familiarity with AIA forms of agreements and adaptations of those agreements to meet our clients’ demands for specific projects. For a developer client, we developed suites of forms of construction contracts, including general contractor and prime subcontractor agreements and other related agreements. We have adapted these forms for several office projects and residential condominiums, and the one of the largest mixed-use projects ever developed in Bellevue. For a regional homebuilder, we generated custom forms of construction contracts, consultant services agreements, and purchase orders for our client’s residential development and homebuilding projects.

We are well-suited for projects involving the intersection of real estate, construction, and business issues. For example, we have been lead counsel for several innovative joint ventures between developers and general contractors and have experience with other collaborative production strategies for large projects.