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Offering clients direct-source diversity in the early (design) phase of a project, before construction  even begins.  

Minority Business Enterprise

Graves Design Group is a nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) offering diversity participation to end user clients, Prime Contractors, Design Builders, and others looking to provide certified participation to MBE businesses. 

Many local, state, federally funded projects desire and may require MBE participation on projects.   Unfortunately, oftentimes, MBE's are not thought about until the construction phase, when contractors are often unable to find enough sub-contractors and its then usually too late to reach diversity goals.   Graves Design Group can get  your project(s) off on the right foot right away by offering MBE participation in the design phase, which has proven to be extremely beneficial to designers  and builders in helping them with diversity goals.


In fact, for clients looking for maximum MBE diversity in the design phase, they can engage us directly as the prime consultant; we then comprise a team of professionals to round out the A/E design team that often includes other MBE and WBE (Women Owned Enterprises) where, under our agreement with the client, the entire design fee can count towards diversity goals!    All of our services can qualify, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Observation, and Special Inspections.

For more information on services of a Pittsburgh architecture design firm for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation, please contact Graves Design Group.

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