Edinburg CISD - Performing Arts Center
Broaddus & Associates provided bond program management services for the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District in South Texas. At the May 10, 2008 bond election, voters authorized $112M for the district to enhance its infrastructure for creation of safe, efficient, state-of-the-art facilities and resources to elevate the learning environment. The bond program includes construction of three new freestanding fine arts facilities on each of the three existing high school campuses. All of these facilities were constructed utilizing the CMAR delivery method.
The selection of local architectural firm ERO Architects, which had recently designed a similar facility for Mission Independent School District, helped to expedite the projects with minor modifications. This allowed Broaddus & Associates to quickly move into the construction phase. Broaddus & Associates personnel utilized similar past experience, having previously completed the Cooper Center Fine Arts facility for South Texas College in McAllen, TX. Following through with experience in the field, the firm provided on-site representation with a construction representative who successfully completed the construction phase of an 800-seat fine arts facility for the University of Texas Brownsville campus.
The utilization of an existing plan, with repetition on three different sites, provided cost savings to the district on the building design fee. The building plan was adapted to each of the three different sites, and materials and colors were selected to be compatible with each campus. Savings were also realized as a result of streamlining the submittal and RFI processes, and by mass purchasing materials for three buildings as a part of the overall bond program. Taking advantage of the economies of scale, Broaddus & Associates also realized further cost savings by having the construction manager receive bids for all three buildings at the same time.
The facility is also unique in that it qualified for IFA funds despite the total seating capacity of 358. This was accomplished by the architectural firm designing the facility so that it can be separated into three distinct classrooms of 150 seats or fewer.