Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University
Cost Estimating | Value Engineering
The Schnitzer-WSU museum is Washington’s largest public fine-arts facility east of the Cascades, with seven galleries and 14,000 square feet of exhibit space. Its layout includes: the Crimson Cube, which holds the main gallery spaces; and the adjacent former WSU Museum of Art that offers teaching space and a gallery for fine-arts students to display their thesis works.
Over a two-year period, Roen Associates provided predesign cost management services for this project, including estimating five different building configurations and providing value engineering input. The result of our work was a project configuration and size that could be delivered within the owner’s budget. After we established the final predesign estimate a design build contractor was selected that completed the project in Mach of 2018.