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Collaborate is a Development, Architecture and Project Management firm based in Houston, Texas. The firm’s experience encompasses a wide range of project types and sizes such as International, commercial, education and institutional projects of various sizes and budgets. Common to our work on each project is a commitment to clear and open communication, collaboration at all levels of the project and a careful management of resources.

Martin Needle, AIA, and Saul Valentin formed Collaborate in response to client’s request for a more collaborative efforts. Dwayne Mollard, AIA joined Collaborate in 2012 and David Kaczynski joined Collaborate in 2015.

Collaborate serves clients throughout the State of Texas. With each project we strive to demonstrate that innovative, creative and elegant design is achievable through the collaboration of the project team. Collaborate’s staff of professionals, technical and support personnel are committed to design excellence. Our commitment to technical excellence results in our ability to help our clients manage complex and diverse problems.

Collaborate’s experienced staff collectively brings years of diverse professional project management experiences, having directed the development of short and long-term facility construction capital and maintenance expense planning, conducted facility condition assessments, facilitated numerous campus master planning exercises and conducted facility utilization studies that have resulted in successful building programs of approximately $1 Billion in new and renovation construction projects as well as critical building system upgrades to reduce utility consumption, while improving energy and facility operational  performance and efficiency.

We provide services to satisfy the demands of our client’s needs. These services range from Program Management to planning studies to include the full spectrum of design, project management and construction administration services. The combined experience of the Collaborate team includes the completion of 100’s of projects over the last thirty plus years. It has taught us to bring the characteristics of dedication, quality and communication to each and every project resulting in repeat work with our clients.

Collaborate is certified as a Historically Underutilized Business(HUB) with the State of Texas, SBE with Houston METRO and MWBE with the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC).