Ballet Austin Dance Education Center

Broaddus & Associates provided planning and project management services on the renovation and construction of the Dance Education Center for Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas. Ballet Austin is an internationally recognized dance company and nonprofit organization which provides major educational and public outreach programs to the community. The renovated 30,000 SF facility includes seven rehearsal studios, a 285-seat performance studio, related production support areas, an expanded dance school, administrative offices, a ticket box office, a community board room, and support spaces for dancers, students, staff and patrons.

Broaddus & Associates’ planning team collaborated with The Bommarito Group in the preparation of a comprehensive facility plan and program that detailed space requirements and design parameters, identified estimated project budgets, and provided a schedule timeline for the project.

Our firm’s role was extended through the design and construction phases representing the owner as the project manager. Broaddus & Associates played an integral part in the successful negotiation of agreements with the City of Austin and Austin Energy, which resulted in more scope being added to the exterior redevelopment and the inclusion of a more efficient chilled water system. It is important to note Broaddus & Associates was able to facilitate these changes while reducing the overall cost to the project budget. We maintained a vigilant value engineering process on all costs and construction changes, reconciled the monthly project financial reporting, and delivered the project under the allotted budget.

In addition to the typical project management services, Broaddus & Associates led this project through the Green Building Program, receiving a one star rating. After the project was completed, Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz stated “I would never consider performing my own open heart surgery. Taking on a project without Broaddus & Associates would be just as absurd.”