Early Childhood Learning Center

Project Info
  • Category: K-12, Religious
  • Owner : Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Location : Cleveland, OH
  • Architect : Kaczmar Architects
  • Construction Type : Construction Management at Risk
  • Building Area : 13,000 SF
  • Completion Date : June, 2019
  • Value : $3.7 Million
Project Details

Our team was hired as the Construction Manager at Risk to construct a 13,000 SF, one story, freestanding building on the campus of St. Adalbert Church at East 83rd. The building was dedicated to the younger students in the community to enrich their learning experience and provide a hands-on learning environment, expanding the current school’s commitment to the local community.

The building features nine modern classrooms, several smaller, specilaized learning spaces, a multipurpose / cafeteria space, administrative areas, and support spaces. This new addition provides the community of St. Adalbert School a foundation of learning for the students’ most formative years – Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Two.

During the pre-construction phase identification of old house foundations and potential for costly soils replacement was a major concern. By working with the structural engineer and design team a plan was put in place to bridge the old basements based on the conditions found during construction. A $100K allowance was created to handle a worst case scenario, however, by working together during excavation the team was able to remediate only the necessary bad soils with limited use of the Allowance monies. The project is fully enclosed and the team returned over $250K
in site allowance, CMR contingency, and Owner contingencies.

More Project Details

Click here to download the Cleveland.com ribbon cutting ceremony article.

Click here to download the project brief.