Palo Alto, CA
Owner: City of Palo Alto
Architect: Mark Cavagnero Associates
Construction Value: $3,785,000 Arts Center / $22,178,000 Library / $4,136,000 Parking Structure
Project Size: 32,500 SF Arts Center / 63,000 SF Library / 56,000 SF Parking Structure
mack5 provided master plan costs for the proposed new library, arts center and parking structure. The existing Edward Durell Stone library was analyzed as a remodel and new construction with subterranean parking. The City also requested mack5 to study sustainable building components such as ground source thermal mass heating and cooling systems. mack5 provided cost estimating services for the Architect from early Conceptual Design through late Construction Documents. Cost documents and review meetings with all stakeholders established construction budgets and helped define cost sharing between the City of Palo Alto and the Art Center Foundation. The City hired mack5 to complete a final cost estimate based on the Art Center Permit Set in order to finalize cost sharing ratios. Services for both Mark Cavagnero Associates and the City of Palo Alto were delivered on schedule and on budget.