Ethical Culture Fieldston School |
One of the largest independent schools in the New York metropolitan area, with a lower school in Manhattan and a pre-K through 12 campus in the Bronx. This multi-phase project consisted of a new 45,000 SF, 4-story middle school building, which achieved LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a new 2-story 36,000 SF athletic complex, a new collegiate pool building and renovations to 32,000 SF of existing space for a new dining hall, music facilities, offices and student common area.
The project included a value engineering exercise run by Levien when the initial estimates came in at nearly 20% above budget. The design team, construction manager, owner and Levien explored multiple scenarios to maintain the entire program and achieve the durability and quality expected. In the end, the project was completed on-time and within budget.