HAMEETMAN STUDENT CENTER - CALTECH
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
This new student center utilized a pure form of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), where the owner (Caltech), architect (Gonzalez Goodale Architects), general contractor (Pankow Builders), and key engineers, fabricators, and certain subcontractors share in financial risk and rewards of the project.
With the central motivation being what is best for the project, a willingness to invest in collaborative discovery exercises was fostered. Through early, intense comparative analysis, it was found that selective elements of the existing building could not be meaningfully modernized without triggering seismic upgrades to the entire structure, thereby sacrificing construction dollars to unseen upgrades, leaving little budget for experiential quality.