Southwest Baltimore Charter School

Construction


Completed

2013

CSP Role

General Contractor

Partners

JRS Architects, Inc.

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Cross Street Partners was selected as the general contractor to renovate administrative offices, front office, nurses suite, classrooms and entrance hall at the school. This project was completed on a fast track basis, working collaboratively with the architect and school staff and was completed on time, before the school staff arrived back from their summer vacation.

CSP provided value-engineering for the project, helping the school to remain within the school’s budget, by eliminating 15% of the project’s costs. This was done not by simply eliminating scope, but by proposing alternate means and methods to achieve desired ends–in other words, real value-engineering.

The scope of this $400K renovation included extensive demolition of masonry and plaster partitions, providing new masonry openings in exterior walls for new windows and new masonry partition walls. CSP installed new casework in the administrative and main offices, classrooms and nurses suite. Cross Street provided new MEP throughout the renovated areas. The CSP team worked closely with vendors hired directly by the school, to ensure the entire project was completed on time, not simply the work for which CSP was responsible.