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Albert B. Alkek Library Learning Commons

Albert B. Alkek Library Learning Commons

Feasibility Study: Perry Dean Rogers
Programmer: Facility Programming and Consulting  
Architect: Brown Reynolds Watford, Dallas, TX
Total Project Cost (CIP): $12,612,894    
Total Project Cost (DD): $8,300,000    
Contractor CM@R: JE Dunn Construction, Austin, TX
Design Development Approval: August 2018
GMP Approval: September 2018 (Actual)
Construction Start: October 2018 (Actual)
Construction Completion: February 2020 (Projected)
Occupancy: Spring 2020 (Projected)

The Albert B. Alkek Library Learning Commons has a TPC of approximately $8.3 million for phase one and was on the CIP at $12,612,894. The scope of work includes the repurposing of space to create a Learning Commons on the second floor and portions of the first, third, and fourth floors of the Albert B. Alkek Library.

Status:  Construction is underway with selective demolition and remodeling. The design also includes a relocation of the Service Desk and a Starbucks coffee shop. A 6-foot x 80-foot, 3-panel mural by legendary Texas artist Buck Winn is being framed by a preservationist for installation on the main level.  The Learning Commons project is 34% complete and is scheduled to be finalized in January 2020.  

Next Milestone:  The next milestone will be reviews of potential Buy-Out savings packages.