Jacksonville State University


Campus Recreation Development Advisory Services

Client Opportunity

  • Define the strategy and scope of a fitness and wellness campus facility to enhance the university’s ability to attract and retain students
  • Develop a financing plan for the project that will allow the university to maintain maximum control of the project’s program and quality
  • Minimize the project’s cost to students
  • Build capacity to deliver additional strategic capital projects

B&D Process

  • Led a strategic asset value visioning session with the university’s executive committee to chart a path for the project in line with the university’s overall mission and vision
  • Researched public-private partnership (P3) agreements to determine which would best serve the university’s goals
  • Vetted the university’s foundation as a P3 option
  • Provided counsel on selecting project partners for architects and contractors, and oversaw the design and construction of the development

Project Highlights

  • $44M, 102,000 square foot P3 development partnership with the university’s foundation
  • One of the fastest paced project delivery goals set: Project definition through construction and occupancy totaling 30 months
  • B&D’s innovative services agreement saved hundreds of thousands in capital costs
  • Second higher education student recreation facility in the country ever built under a P3 structure
  • Expected opening in January 2019