We started this project with a facility that had a lot of problemsPreparation space that was being used as research spacePoorly laid out labsOutdated infrastructure
We realized the University had a lot they wanted to accomplishSo the question was…..
That’s total costsAs Jeff mentioned earlier with renovation costs for labs at $350 / S.F.How do we bridge that gap
We recognized that we needed to really look at what needed to be doneAnd prioritize, exercise restraint, and conquerThis was really tough because as architects we love to spend moneyBeautiful materials, expensive light fixturesBut the fact is you can still do a great space on a budgetYou have to exercise restraint and assemble a great teamRestraint and teamwork defined this projectThere are so many things that are invisible to the public eye that need to be addressed to realize a successful design
Part of the new paradigm for science teaching is allowing for more student / teacher interaction as well as student / student interactionWhich typically takes up more space due to increased needs for circulation to accomodate this reality
After we went through this process, where did we end up??
Original Construction TimelineGMPApproval04/02 Start bidding Phase I Completion 2010 2011 2012F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A Construction start 5/1 Phase II Phase III GMP Completion Completion 3/8GMPDocumentsComplete2/15 4