every new design and construction project comes with a lot of risk. aside from the time and money required, no two design and construction projects are exactly alike, and there is a tremendous learning curve associated with becoming fluent in the process, players, and terminology involved in transforming an idea into a built reality. so how as an owner, even one with experience, can you overcome these challenges to ensure your vision is realized? one way to reduce your risk is to find a partner, or an owner’s representative, with the experience and expertise to guide you through the process.