Fairmont State University

Fairmont,

Student Activities Center, Housing, Parking, And Infrastructure Feasibility Analysis

In 2002 Fairmont State needed feasibility studies done for three campus projects: a new student activities center, an updated housing study, and a comprehensive financial model to determine appropriate fee levels for a parking structure and infrastructure improvements. The university hired B&D for the studies and our work included: a market analysis; an existing conditions analysis; focus groups; and a student survey. This information gave us the results needed to generate a student center program customized to meet both present and future needs. We worked closely with the school’s investment banking firm to determine the capital costs and debt service for each project. The parking structure and infrastructure models were developed to determine their feasibility and stabilization year. A referendum was required to pass the fee needed for the student center and it passed by an overwhelming majority in 2002. All three projects were completed by 2005—the 400-bed, $16.4 million Bryant Place residence; the 930-space parking garage; and the $22 million, 145,000 SF Falcon Center, which featured basketball and tennis courts, fitness rooms, a pool, a dining hall, a computer lab, and a bookstore. In 2007 the project received an Outstanding Design award from American School & University magazine.

CONSTRUCTING A STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORK FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS

Presented by Chet Roach and Peter Isaac at the 2011 ACUI Region 3 Conference.

DOWNLOAD
WHY SIMPLY PURSUING NATIONAL TRENDS WILL UNDERCUT YOUR INVESTMENT

Presented by Chet Roach at the 2011 ACUI Region 12 Conference.

DOWNLOAD
CLEAR VISION PRODUCES UNIQUE SOLUTIONS

Presented by Chet Roach at the 2011 ACUI Region 8 Conference.

DOWNLOAD
WHY HOT UNION TRENDS ARE NOT THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR UNION

Presented by Bart Hall at the 2011 ACUI Region 4 Conference.

DOWNLOAD