Agenda Item No. _____________
Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT:    

Phase II Living Learning Center Project – Completion of Stauffer
Commons and Memorial Union Renovation/Addition

BACKGROUND:

Michael Treanor Architects were approved by the Board in March 2000 to
proceed with schematics and the preliminary design phase for Phase II
Living Learning enter Project. 

Phase II - the Washburn University Stauffer Commons and Memorial Union
Renovation/Addition project is a continuation of the overall master plan
of the Living Learning Center.  Abiding with the primary goals set forth
in the Living Learning Center, the Commons area and Memoial Union will
contribute to building a critical mass of students on campus, promoting a
more active campus life as well as creating a fun, exciting, and
stimulating environment to attract students and contribute an asset to
the campus, fitting the university context and focusing on campus life.

Under the umbrella of the primary goals for the Living Learning Center,
the goals for the Stauffer Commons and Memorial Union are to be a
functional, exciting place for the students to congregate, to generate
revenue for the campus to better provide for student services, to provide
a functional signage system enabling students to find their way through
the union more efficiently, and to provide accessibility for all
students.

DESCRIPTION:

To meet the original goals, the grand vision is a vibrant student center
that serves the needs of the students, faculty and staff.  The master
plan calls for the remodel/renovation of all three floors and the
addition of a prominent main entry tower on the east side of the
building.  The plan includes new student activity offices (Center for
Student Leaders), and a remodeled entrance to the existing bookstore,
both located in the lower level.  The renovated main level will include
remodeled ballroom space, the addition of a convenience store,
copy/business center, and new food service offices.  The upper level will
include a new lounge, remodeled meeting room spaces, and new offices for
the union administrative offices.  As part of the overall concept, a new
food court (Stauffer Commons) is being designed to serve the campus. The
total project is budgeted for $4,938,333.

Since the total project exceeded the original budget for Phase II of $2.5
million, the building committee broke the project into a preliminary
phase and a secondary phase.  The preliminary phase of the master plan
will include the addition of the main entry tower, a convenience store,
food service offices, and the build out of the food court.  The
preliminary phase of this project is comprised of approximately 25,000
square feet at a budget cost of $2,442,000. 

Discussions have continued with Washburn Endowment Association to
determine the viability of additional fund-raising opportunities
associated with the Memorial Union Renovation/Addition project.  These
opportunities appear to be extremely viable. Attached as Exhibit A is a
schedule of fund-raising possibilities.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

The total cost associated with the entire project and funding sources are
attached as Exhibit B.

RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve the entire
project costing $4.9 million along with the financing plan and authorize
the architects to continue with design/development and the preparation of
construction documents.  The Board will be asked in September 2000 to
authorize bidding the project for a contract award to be approved by the
Board in November.

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Date                                         Jerry B. Farley, President




EXHIBIT A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washburn University

 

 

 

Memorial Union Fundraising/Naming Opportunities

 

 

 

July 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Center Building

 1,500,000

 

 1,500,000

 

 

 

 

New Entrance Tower (2,120 sq.ft.)

 500,000

 

 500,000

Center for Student Leaders (8,000 sq.ft.)

 500,000

 

 500,000

  Individual Spaces:

 

 

 

    Student Publications (1,365 sq.ft.)

 95,000

 

 

    Non-traditional Students (380 sq.ft.)

 25,000

 

 

    Campus Activities Board (440 sq.ft.)

 29,500

 

 

    Student Activities/Greek Life (840 sq.ft.)

 56,500

 

 

    Washburn Student Association (1,140 sq.ft.)

 77,000

 

 

    Shared Meeting Room (290 sq.ft.)

 20,000

 

 

    Shared Work Room (270 sq.ft.)

 20,000

 

 

    Student Lounge Area (1,500 sq.ft.)

 100,000

 

 

Ballroom (12,000 sq.ft.)

 400,000

 

 400,000

Courtyard (2,400 sq.ft.)

 50,000

 

 50,000

Lower Level East Patio (1,740 sq.ft.)

 100,000

 

 100,000

Vogel Room (1,160 sq.ft.)

 70,000

 

 70,000

Crane Room (320 sq.ft.)

 20,000

 

 20,000

New Meeting Room - next to Crane (240 sq.ft.)

 16,000

 

 16,000

Sunflower Room (250 sq.ft.)

 18,000

 

 18,000

New Meeting Room - next to Bronze (290 sq.ft.)

 20,000

 

 20,000

Bronze Room (250 sq.ft.)

 18,000

 

 18,000

Thomas Room (400 sq.ft.)

 30,000

 

 30,000

 

 

 

 3,242,000

 

 

 

 

Other Naming Opportunities:

 

 

 

Cottonwood Room (560 sq.ft.)

 30,000

 

 

Kansas Room (1,300 sq.ft.)

 90,000

 

 

Lincoln Room (780 sq.ft.)

 52,000

 

 

Shawnee Room (780 sq.ft.)

 52,000

 

 

 

 224,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

 

 

 

 

Washburn University

 

 

Stauffer Commons Completion and Memorial Union Renovation

 

 

July 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Probable Construction Cost

 

 3,872,222

Development Cost

 

 

  Asbestos Removal

 30,000

 

  Site Survey

 2,500

 

  Soil Testing

 1,500

 

  Document Printing/Advertise for Bids

 15,000

 

  Insurance/Special Inspections and Testing

 10,000

 59,000

Planning and Design Fees

 

 

  Architect and Engineering Fees (9%)

 348,500

 

  Food Service Consultant Fees and Reimbursables

 15,000

 363,500

Other Cost

 

 

  Communications

 50,000

 

  Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment

 400,000

 450,000

Construction Contingency (5%)

 

 193,611

Total Probable Cost

 

 4,938,333

 

 

 

Funding Sources

 

 

  Original Phase II Allocation

 2,500,000

 

  Capital Improvement Funds/Sales Tax

 1,155,406

 

  Fundraising/University Reserves

 1,282,927

 

 

 4,938,333

 


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