Client:  Oberlin College

Architect:  Westlake Reed Leskosky

Construction Value:  $3 million

Location: Oberlin, Ohio

Highlights Include:

  • With the client changing design teams just 7 weeks prior to the construction start, Panzica was challenged to fast track and stagger our bid packages in order to maintain the mandated Summer 2012 work period.
  • This 11,500-SF project was the highest priority for Oberlin College given the stature of their music program. It began with a complete gut of the walls, ceilings, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Double layer drywall with heavy acoustic treatment was featured.
  • Many new walls constructed throughout were masonry, grouted solid, for acoustics.  The material had to be hand-fed through 2-foot-wide windows on the 2nd floor.
  • Over $100,000 worth of work was coordinated non-stop over one weekend.
  • 168 individual windows were removed and custom ordered while awaiting the 6-week delivery.
  • Prior to the finishing of the drywall returns, we awaited the delivery and installation of the custom window frames, further compressing our time to complete the finishes for the project.
  • Until the windows were reinstalled, the mechanical system could not be started and, thereby, delayed the commencement of the wood flooring and the $500,000 millwork package.
  • We met the mandated completion date averaging 40 workers per day, 7 days per week, with 2 shifts, and maintained the budget, not including owner-initiated scope changes (primarily A/V).