After 20 years of being an architect, Suzanne Zahr decided to create SZ Build, Inc., a General Contractor firm, that would work in sync with her Design firm, Suzanne Zahr Inc. This decision was sparked by a trend she had noticed throughout her career, where the owner-contractor-architect triangle got a bit complicated sometimes (and often a little contentious). General Contractors would influence the Owner to save money on certain design decisions, which would, at times, compromise the design, and it also downshifted the authority of the Architect. She noticed how a blame game would happen in this bizarre love triangle, and by the end of a project, this would cause more harm than good to all parties involved.Read More
Architects and interior designers may be known for their creativity on paper, but it takes a certain type of person to bring those visions to life. Ed Bom, construction manager at SZ Build, Inc., is that person -- he takes creative architectural design visions and manifests them into reality.
Ed brings ideas out of the ground, literally, and makes them real and feasible. With over 25 years of experience as a construction manager, and a wealth of experience building in the Netherlands, he brings his personal insight to every project he and Suzanne have teamed up on over the past two years.Read More