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About Palacio

Palacio Collaborative is a full-service Construction Cost and Value Management firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Maryland. Our Team has over 150 years of combined experience in providing our Clients accurate and timely construction cost estimates.



What We Do

We are a full-service Cost and Value Management firm providing:

  • Preliminary Budgeting/Budget Verification
  • Cost Modeling (Conceptual Estimating)
  • Design Phase Estimating
  • Value Engineering
  • Contractor Estimate Review and Reconciliation



Project Experience

We have provided Cost and Value Management for diverse building types in most industry sectors, including education, science & technology, civic, commercial and several others. Our value-added services manage cost, preserve the integrity of the design, and deliver to the Owner the most building for the money.



Get To Know Our Team

Our Team has over 150 years of combined experience including Certified Professional Estimators, a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professionals.



Conceptual Cost Modeling Tool - Genesys

The beginning of a project is crucial to its success. With our estimating expertise and proprietary conceptual estimating tool, Genesys™, we are able to develop very accurate conceptual estimates with as little as a building program and a conversation with the Owner and/or design team to establish basic building and site parameters.



Connect With Us

With offices in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland, we are able to provide accurate quality Cost and Value Management in a variety of markets nationwide to better serve our clients.



Why Clients Choose Palacio Collaborative


Our unique project approach utilizes the most innovative technology and provides early steps for project success in the form of Cost Modeling, to reconcile both scope and budget. Throughout the design process, our Cost Management services and proactive communication maintain cost control and actively address cost impacts that may arise.


We respect our Clients budgets and have a proven track record in providing accurate and timely costing information. With the use of our proprietary conceptual estimating tool, Genesys™, we deliver projects with the highest quality and value.


Our comprehensive facility solutions deliver value in preserving the integrity of the design, eliminating value-engineering and re-design, and optimizing scope and quality. Our proven delivery process is established around collaborative and consensus building amongst the Design Team, Owner, Stakeholders, and End-Users.


We are a full-service Construction Cost and Value Management firm working nationwide in a variety of market sectors. Our Team has over 150 years of combined experience including Certified Professional Estimators, a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professionals.

Featured Projects


Client Testimonials


“Palacio Collaborative has consistently provided solid independent costing and cost management assistance starting with the earliest programming phases.”


Jim Winer, AIA, LEED AP – Principal
Make3 Architecture/Planning/Design

“Michael and his staff have the proper tools, attitude, and tenacity to help move projects forward even when budgetary challenges come into view.”


David McBrayer, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Dir. of Education Studio
Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc.

“Michael and his team worked closely with us during each phase of the Chattahoochee Technical College project to keep the project budget in line while maintaining the integrity of the design.”


Keita Cooper, AIA, NOMA
Former Project Manager, Senior Associate tvsdesign

“I just want to reiterate my high level of satisfaction with Palacio Collaborative. Their unrivaled knowledge of cost management and attention to detail during the CM estimate review & reconciliation makes the whole process a pleasure. Their ability to ensure the design of the building is protected while the owner gets the most for their budget is impressive.”


Veronique Pryor
Senior Project Manager, Principal