In 2010, enhanced the perimeter and infrastructure of an aged and historical K-8 campus on Caltrans property. This improvement was designed to enhance the property as well as provide added safety while maintaining campus visibility to the community. In 2011/2013, new construction project consisting of three high performance buildings including a multipurpose room and laboratory. Classrooms were also added to increase capacity and capabilities. Sustainable features incorporated include designing buildings ready for installation of photovoltaic system, recycled and reused construction waste, used permeable paving in landscape to reduce rain run-off, created downspout and rain garden to move water from roof to subterranean rain storage units where water is cleansed before being recharged into an aquifer, and installed high efficiency variable refrigerant volume air conditioning system to save energy; high efficiency air filters; zero use of CFC-based refrigerant; and CO2 sensors to monitor CO2 levels in classrooms.
- Managed budget, design consultants and contractor from concept to completion.
- Negotiated architect agreement, contractor preconstruction and GMP agreements.
- Led weekly site meetings and issued minutes.
- Managed schedule changes and adherence.
FUNG + BLATT Architects
Principal, Sean Leonard, and Senior Project Manager, Randy Lawrence, kept the complex project, involving multiple stakeholders, and a tight schedule, on track from design development through to successful fall completion. Randy and Sean offered consistently wise counsel saving the school time and money at critical points. They were available to meet with the board of trustees, and school community, to address concerns, building confidence that the school could undergo construction on its campus during and academic year successfully.
In 2010, when we sat down with Sean to explain our project, we had high hopes, initial drawings, a very small budget and a bit of anxiety. Students, parents, alumni, trustees and teachers are delighted. Our neighbors consider the project a gift to the community. While at first we debated whether we could afford a construction manager, we know your services were an essential investment. We recommend SLL without reservation.