National Center on Time & Learning / MASS2020

Boston, MA

DH Project Management's Scope

Project Duration: 5 months

Square Footage: 10,000

Project Type:

Headcount: 32

Summary:

Dowling Houy (DH) was engaged to assist this non-profit’s VP of Finance and Administration as the overall headquarters project director for this small but growing agency. We served as the owner’s rep throughout the project, guiding them through a design of the selected tired-looking facility to take advantage of the building’s character while providing natural light throughout the new spaces. The landlord selected its general contractor, and DH worked closely with both parties to obtain additional improvements at no additional cost to our client, including a newly custom-built reception station, more glass interior walls, and additional paint work. The completed spaces exceeded Mass2020’s expectations and the project were completed ahead of schedule and on budget (zero construction costs for Mass2020).

Service

  • Mass2020 had inherited well aged furniture in its prior spaces, almost none of which could pass the Boston fire code requirements for this move.
  • Recognizing early that the client would be forced to obtain nearly all-new furniture for the new spaces, which if purchased new or refurbished, would have been cost-prohibitive for Mass2020, DH quietly went to work on locating suitable closed office furnishings and systems workstations, as well as task chairs, reception seating, and conference tables and seating, which met the fire code and could be available near Mass2020’s desired move date.
  • Negotiate on behalf of Mass2020 all of the needed furniture for their staff, which was generously made available to them on a donation basis.
  • Guided Mass2020 in planning the move, coordinating the pickup of donated furniture, implementing the move at low cost, and post move management.

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