East Campus, American University’s signature project, will be comprised of five buildings—three residence halls and two buildings devoted primarily to academic and administrative purposes.
Located across from Main Campus, the project will provide about 300,000-SF of above-grade space and 100,000-SF of below-grade parking. Buildings 1, 2 and 3 will offer 590 residence hall beds with private baths. Residential floors will each include a shared kitchen, trash, laundry and study facilities. Buildings 4 and 6 will supply graduate and adult education space and campus support facilities, including retail, food services, residential support and meeting space, as well as the new campus security command center.
Skanska’s preconstruction services include extensive program, cost and permitting strategies, and fast-track solutions supporting Lean Construction project delivery. The project is being bought out in phases to allow an early start, in line with permitting milestones. Multiple subcontractors for major packages will generate participation by certified business enterprises, resulting in a faster schedule for key activities. We will manage a large offsite Multi-Trade Prefabrication™ program.
This project is targeting LEED Gold certification. It is designed to support the District of Columbia’s new stormwater management regulations with multi-chamber sand filters and rainwater reuse through irrigation, cooling tower makeup and toilet flushing. Skanska will manage the permitting process in partnership with the University, and the procurement and installation of telecommunications, audiovisual and security systems, furniture, fixtures, equipment and landscaping.