The Roger and Michele Dedeaux Engemann Student Health Center opened its doors on January 4, 2013, just 25 months after the project was originally conceived, and 19 months after the groundbreaking. The 100,000-square-foot building houses the USC Campus acute care and primary care medical clinics, physical and occupational therapy, psychiatric counseling, oral health, a dental lab, health educational functions, as well as immunization and insurance. Additionally, the building houses the campus Disaster Preparedness storage area and is designed to serve as a critical facility to the campus during large scale emergency events.
Opportunity, Solutions & Outcomes
The Design/Build delivery of this project provided USC with an extremely fast-track approach. The project team collaborated from the very start of conceptual design through total project, turn-key delivery. Development of the facility took place in an “all hands” environment with the Owner’s representative, the design/build team and major sub-trades attending weekly coordination meetings. Quick decision making and maximized collaboration resulted in a project that was delivered a year earlier than the University’s own estimates, and an additional $5 million under budget, totaling an overall project savings of $13 million.