In accordance with a zoning agreement with the District of Columbia, American University (AU) faced a deadline to house more than 50% of its students on campus or risk an enrollment cap. To achieve this goal, AU set out to develop its East Campus and provide 590 new student beds.
The East Campus features three new residence halls, two academic and administrative buildings, a central landscaped courtyard, and 350 parking spaces. Inclement weather, permitting delays, and other site factors initially put tremendous pressure on the project schedule. AU brought MGAC on board to add project leadership, organization, and pay special attention to resolving complicated schedule and sequencing issues. MGAC led the implementation of the recovery plan, managed the construction project, and ensured AU’s contractual construction completion date was achieved.