Robert P. Madison
International, Inc. started working on this project in
2004 as a sub-consultant on the Team that was evaluating
10 developer proposals to lease approximately 600,000
gross square feet to
During the programming phase RPMI evaluated 29 agencies of which 25 were selected in 2005 to be in the new complex. Total size required by this programming process, which RPMI was deeply involved, (4 months from start to finish) resulted in a total facility size of 643,315 gross square feet projected 2 years forward to 2007.
RPMI was awarded
the contract for the New County Administration Complex
RPMI and our team of programming consultants (Gensler and URS) began the task of programming the building again. Gensler’s task was not to verify the 2005 program but to take a hard look at industry standards and best practices and URS was to analyze software and work flow methodologies and to look for improved work flow methods and how technology could impact/reduce overall building square foot needs.
This 5 month in depth analysis led to RPMI presenting a program to the County in October 2007 that indicated the required space as 442,158 gross square feet.
When RPMI’s 2005 program and the team program from October 2007 are compared for the similar 24 agencies selected for inclusion, the 2005 program (with a 2 year look ahead) was within 2% of the actual 2007 program number.
As the programming neared completion RPMI worked with our consultant KPF to begin concept studies to determine possible forms to fit this diverse program, contain the required floor plate size as determined by Gensler and still fall within the Owner's 2009 budget of $220/SF when construction was scheduled to begin.
This project was put on hold by the Owner in late 2007.