The design and construction of a residential project is a major undertaking. The process involves the participation of many talented individuals that must cooperate and collaborate to meet the client's requirements. While many of the activities of the project will be choreographed by the architect, the end result is a joint venture that involves the owner, the architect and the design consultants, and the general contractor and the subcontractors. On projects where a Home Owners Association (HOA) or Design Review Board (DRB) exists, the Board members and your neighbors unfortunately have a say in the design as well. Everyone must have the same end goal (HOA & DRB excepted). Each must understand the level of quality expected. Communication is the element that ties the entire project together.