This $8.5 million addition was designed by Manchester University and the MKS team to enhance the overall student experience on campus. The new addition is now the home of the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business, which used to be located in the academic center across the street. It also houses new classrooms, offices, collaboration spaces, student financial services, and much more. This addition connects to the Jo Young Switzer Center by an enclosed walkway.
"The Technique proved to be successful on our project. In fact, having been involved in other projects using more traditional approaches, I prefer using a design-build approach, like the Technique. By having the general contractor lead the project and be involved in all aspects of the construction, we were able to be more nimble during the construction phase - we were able to make changes quickly, identify problems before they developed, and get maximum savings from the value engineering process."Whitney Caudill