Reach out to Jeannie Cullen Schultz
The highlight of the campus is the Pavilion, which supports two main functions: Health and Wellness. The project included a development of a 130-acre site, a new 29,000 sqft, single story wood frame Assisted Living complex (24-units); and a new 126,200 sqft, two-story, health and wellness facility.
JP Cullen was brought on board during the preconstruction phase to consult with Plunkett Raysich Architects on value engineering opportunities. JP Cullen and PRA collaborated to ask themselves questions like, “What are various alternative ways of meeting requirements?” and “What else will perform the desired function?” to ensure they were delivering maximum value on the project.
When it was discovered that there could be artifacts on the project site, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conducted an archaeological reconnaissance survey to determine whether historical properties were present on the site. The team also encountered challenges with the approval of agency permits. Obtaining permits can be a challenge on any project, but this project proved to be particularly challenging with the various state agencies.
The project team relied on collaboration with the owner, architect and subcontractors to expedite all required permits to obtain them on time in order to not delay schedule. The team also was challenged to come up with unique solutions in order to make up the lost time from the archaeological reconnaissance survey.