Multi-family & Student Housing / Higher Education

St. Edward’s University Jacques Dujarié Residence Hall

Broaddus & Associates was the Project Manager for a new residence complex on the campus of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1885, St. Edward’s is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of 4,400 students. In late 2001, the St. Edward’s University Board of Trustees approved an ambitious master plan that may add up to 12 new buildings to the campus, furthering the institution’s goal of doubling enrollment.

The Jacques Dujarié Residence Hall was a part of the second phase of a major on-campus housing expansion. Located near the heart of campus and designed to be compatible with its historic architecture, the complex is a companion to other existing campus structures. The facility is designed to house 196 students in three buildings totaling approximately 65,000 SF.

In the early phases, poor weather threatened the ability to complete the project in time for students to move in at the beginning of the fall semester. Broaddus & Associates conducted a scheduling workshop with the contractor to re-sequence the work, which allowed completion even before the original completion date.

As the owner wanted to retain the same contractor from Phase I, Broaddus & Associates held work sessions with the construction manager-at-risk to discuss requirements for preconstruction services. On behalf of the owner, Broaddus & Associates monitored the project throughout the design phase, construction bidding, and construction phase, in addition to providing inspection services. The result was a residence hall that met the aesthetic standards of the campus, complied with the schedules of the school year, minimized the disruptions to the ongoing operations of the university, and stayed within the required project budget.