Saunders was selected as Construction Manager/General Contractor to build the new student residence hall. This project is located on a constrained site in the heart of the campus. In order to accommodate the incoming freshman class, the project was constructed with a fast-track schedule in order to open in the fall of 2011.
The features of this residence hall include:
- 291 Beds
- Two courtyard areas
- Five social lounges
- Nine study rooms
- Bike and ski storage/work room
- Music room
- Conference rooms
- Large community kitchen/program center
- Hall director office
- ADA suites
- LEED Silver Certification
Saunders conducted intensive preconstruction planning, estimating and value analysis for this project in order to meet the needs of the university and the student population. This included conducting several design analysis workshops, developing multiple estimates hand-in-hand during the completion of design and providing a myriad of options for value analysis.