Cyclorama & Civil War Museum at the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA, Project Management Advisor. DRB was retained by the Atlanta History Center to provide project estimate and budget support services for the Owner’s development team to renovate the existing museum complex and incorporate the relocation of the Cyclorama’s painting, “The Battle of Atlanta.” The Cyclorama building expansion will tie into the existing museum on several levels creating an overlook from the Olympic and Goldstein Galleries.The Project consist of a new 43,180 SF building to house the Cyclorama painting and associated venue which will be relocated from the existing facility next to Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park-downtown Atlanta. Construction is anticipated to be one (1) phase with multiple level tie-ins to the existing museum building. Minor site work is anticipated including the need to maintain the existing building’s foundation system during excavation for the new building.
Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA, Project Management Advisor. DRB Consulting was retained by the Atlanta History Center to provide project estimating support for the Owner’s development team to renovate the 37,000 SF existing museum complex inclusive of new entrances, food service, exhibit space and expansion of pre-function space for the ballroom. The Project shall also include additional site work inclusive of the main entrance to the facility.
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Project Management Advisor. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a 40,300 SQ FT venue in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which provides education and recreational activities for children. The facility is two (2) stories, mostly below street level and contains offices for operations, a large exhibit space and classrooms. The purpose of the renovation project was to add a 5,000 SQ FT mezzanine for exhibit and operational spaces plus upgrade the exhibits and finishes. Improvements included new flooring, replacement of exhibits, new elevator, and upgraded HVAC & lighting systems. DRB Consulting, LLC was engaged by The Children’s Museum of Atlanta to provide a construction cost estimate for the building renovation. The purpose of the estimate was for budget verification and as a cost comparison against the general contractor proposals.
Ellis Square Park, Underwater Parking Garage & City Infrastructure, Savannah, GA, Program Manager. We provided program management services during the design and build of a 1,075-space, four (4) level, underground parking garage all but invisible to the local residents. Located in the heart of Savannah’s downtown historic district, the parking facility was covered by a hotel; a condo building; a surface parking lot; a city park with live oak trees; and city streets with curbs, gutters, street lights, and sidewalks. In addition to acting as the on-site Owner’s Representative, we oversaw cost and scheduling, provided quality assurance, developed requirements, created and awarded the project to a vendor, and managed design and construction. Special considerations for this project were the protection of the neighboring historic buildings, relocation of major city utilities located near the site, and communication with the neighboring community. On behalf of the city, we worked side by side with the on-site Senior Project Manager during planning and procurement to create a program aligned with the City’s needs, develop a design/build procurement strategy, execute procurement, and negotiate the design/build contract. He served on the project through completion.
Forsyth Park East Fort, Historic Renovation, Savannah, GA, Program Manager. This project involved the historic renovation of the Old Fort at Forsyth Park to make it into a centerpiece attraction for local activities. The exterior of the 100 year old structure was restored to its former glory, and the interior was upgraded for use as a hospitality center for park events such as concerts, festivals, and weddings. A large tension structure band shell and fountain was constructed to serve as a permanent venue for the many music and cultural events that occur in the park throughout the year. Challenges for this project included shoring up the foundations and non-reinforced concrete exterior walls, as well as up-fitting the interior to be compliant with current code requirements. Coordination with the operator of the on-site snack bar was also a key component. As program manager, we provided on-site coordination, cost management and schedule management for the City of Savannah on this historic project.
Liberty Street Parking Garage, Savannah, GA, Program Manager. The Liberty Street Parking Garage is a five (5)-story, 890-space parking facility that resembles a series of brick row houses and masks all cars from street view. The garage is built on a complete city block of 1.28-acres in the downtown Historic District of Savannah. The 303,000 SF facility is served by two (2) elevators, three (3) entrance lanes and three (3) exit lanes; two (2) of which are attended. The exterior structure evokes the look of a series of row houses rather than one large building, in keeping with the appearance of the Historic Downtown District. This attention to detail made it deserving of not one but three awards from the Historic Savannah Foundation, (first and only for a parking garage), the International Parking Institute and the American Concrete Institute. As Program Manager, we provided on-site Owner’s Representative services, cost management, schedule management and quality assurance services. This allowed the City of Savannah to better define the program, craft successful agreements with designers & contractors and gave Savannah greater value for their investment.
Galleria 400, Ohio State Teachers Retirement Systems, Columbus, OH, Owner’s Representative. The Ohio State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS), together with Childress Klein Properties, developed and built an office complex at the intersection of 1-75 & I 285, commonly known as “The Galleria.” Galleria 400 is a Class A, 20- story office tower totaling approximately 430,000 gross SF and a parking structure with 1,250 parking spaces. Mr. Boyken, served as the Owner’s Representative for STRS, providing preconstruction services, construction phase services, and project close-out services. During the pre-construction phase, Boyken performed a review and report of the plans and specification, budgets, and project schedules. He also prepared studies and reports, subcontracts, approvals, and a tracking system during the development of the project. During construction, Mr. Boyken’s project manager performed regular on-site inspections and attended the construction draw meeting to review the payment request from the developer, contractor & subcontractors, back-up information supporting the various payment requests, executed pending and anticipated change orders, status of executed subcontract agreements, and monthly job cost reports and the forecasted total job costs. Utilizing this process, he assisted the Owner in monitoring the project throughout the design, procurement and construction phases of the project, which created an on-budget and as-scheduled completion, maximizing STRS’s investment.
University Station, Westwood, MA. A lively new destination in Westwood, Massachusetts, University Station is a planned mixed-use development consisting of approximately 560,000 SF of retail and restaurant uses, including a 140,000 SF of grocery service and a 140,000 SF department store. In addition to the proposed retail component, the Project includes 350 residential units, and 2,394 parking spaces. Breaking ground in 2013, University Station will feature approximately 750,000 SF of retail and restaurant uses, including national retailers Wegmans and Target. The site’s easy access, exceptional visibility, and robust demographics make University Station the ultimate location for retailers and an easy-to-reach destination for shopping and dining. DRB Consulting was retained by Vantage Point Development Advisors to review the budgets and offer an opinion as to the adequacy of those budgets.
Boston Landing, Brighton, Boston, MA. Boston Landing is a 1.43M SF mixed-use development in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, MA. The Project includes a 250,000 SF office building for the New Balance world headquarters, 250,000 SF sports complex, a 140,000 SF boutique hotel, three (3) office buildings-totaling 650,000 SF and 65,000 SF of retail/restaurant space. The scope of work for this Project includes a high level review of the completed construction for the Boston Landing Development. The infrastructure development consists of a commuter rail station and related project costs.
Fenway Park, Boylston West Development, Boston, MA. DRB Consulting was retained to provide an analysis of the proposed mixed use development and provide a report to the State of its findings. The study centered on the funding for the Parking Garage and the costs associated with the underground parking that supported two 12 story towers.
Boylston Street, Fenway, Boston, MA. The 1325 Boylston Street Project is a mixed-use development containing three (3) levels of parking, office and retail areas that interface with public transit in downtown Boston. The scope of work for this Project included a high level review of the completed construction.
ARINC Facility, Annapolis, MD. DRB Consulting was retained to analyze the development program and provide a report for the proposed lending institution and the development advisor on the validity of the proposed costs for the project.
Arsenal on the Charles, Watertown, MA. The Arsenal on the Charles is part of a planned iCubed bond funding for public infrastructure improvements. The Project includes various projects related to the public lands within the Economic Development District. These public lands are owned by the Town of Watertown and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. DRB was retained to review the developer’s budget and offer an opinion as to the adequacy of those costs.
Crowne Partners Apartments, Birmingham, AL. Crowne Partners is an apartment developer and operator headquartered in Birmingham, AL. For most of the last thirty (30) years, the organization has developed garden style apartments. The company is embarking on a new product generation where the developments are more urban in nature requiring three (3) and four (4) story structures with elevators and internal hallways. To assist with the new product style, the company has engaged a new architect to provide design services. DRB was engaged to review Crowne Partners’ workload, staffing and current policies & procedures to provide recommendations on how to manage the new developments, replace the retiring team members and recommend how to develop or improve upon the current construction practices.
Southern Company Fitness Center, Atlanta, GA. Southern Company is constructing a Fitness Center on the Fourth (4th) floor in a space previously used for storage, including the bathrooms and showers. The space is to be constructed with access from the parking deck and loading dock. DRB was engaged by MSTSD to provide a rough estimate for the proposed Fitness Center at Southern Company offices in downtown Atlanta.
Electronic Data Systems Corporate Offices (“EDS”), Dallas, TX. Electronic Data Systems World Headquarters Corporate Offices (“EDS”) are located 20 miles north of Dallas in Plano, Texas. The campus consists of 3,521,000 SQ FT of office and data center space on 270 acres of land. The campus included four Tier-IV data centers, a command center, four clusters of office buildings, a fitness center, a service station, four helipads and a hanger. It is the center of the $200M – 2,665 acre Legacy in Plano real estate development, which EDS built. Mr. Boyken led a team in charge of project audits for five (5) of EDS’ major data sites around the country, including Michigan, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The audit teams established the final cost of the project and closeout.
Perry Nuclear Facility Foundations, Perry OH, Chief Estimator. Mr. Boyken was the chief estimator for the foundation estimate for two nuclear reactors at the Perry Nuclear facility. The project was negotiated and awarded to Blount Brothers Corporation.