University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism Renovation
Design Consultants:Architect-HMC Architects
The Construction Manager at Risk project improved the 20-year-old building’s digital infrastructure while giving it a new interior layout that focuses on open, shared spaces as well as state-of-the-art video, audio and data technology systems. The three-story facility also has new fire alarm, sprinkler and door security systems.
Sundt’s team demolished some of the interior walls of the structural brick building and reinforced the remaining ones with structural steel to create the more open floor plan. A graduate studies suite and digital newsroom are among two of the new spaces created. Additional improvements included a new touch-screen directory and journalism archive in the lobby as well as new projectors, furnishings and carpeting in several areas.
The core of the contract was the installation of the building’s new telecommunications and broadcast systems. Once installation was complete, the team spent the final two months of the project training the owners how to use the new equipment.
Safety Award - No Lost Time Accidents - Nevada chapter-Associated General Contractors