University of Phoenix Lafayette, Louisiana
The University of Phoenix Lafayette Campus is a new facility on a greenfield site. Utilizing the build to suit concept, the project was developed and constructed with the University of Phoenix tenant in mind.
In the early fall of 2010, Lemoine engaged in Preconstruction Services for the Lafayette Campus. As part of this process, the pre-construction team worked with the Owner and Design teams to develop the construction scope and budget by providing estimated cost data and budget tracking. The operations team was engaged early in the process to provide feedback on constructability and the project schedule.
Construction of the new facility in December of 2010 consisted of a (2) story office building, (5) acres of site development, (16) classrooms, faculty office space, testing center, student resource center, research area, and study rooms. The project consisted of 31,000 square feet of construction. The building façade is comprised of different elements including brick, metal panels, stucco, curtain wall, punched windows, and architectural glass. Interior finishes were equally impressive and include cast stone, ceramic, metal panels, wood panels, and various wall covering products.
The project was completed in approximately 36,000 man-hours, on time and under budget. The University of Phoenix Director of Construction noted that, “the building was constructed to the contracted specifications and was of excellent quality and workmanship”. It was also noted that “we are quite satisfied with the building and regularly encourage out of town staff members to tour the facility to review its design and construction”.