Department of Education, Florida Atlantic University  



    Port St. Lucie Partner Campus – Phase II – Classroom Facility


    Florida Atlantic University – Treasure Coast Campus


    The project consists of site work and design of a new building that will include classroom space, an auditorium, student meeting rooms, and office spaces consistent with the existing architecture on the Port St. Lucie campus.

    This facility will be constructed using the construction management delivery process.

    The Construction budget is approximately $7.4 million.


    Firms will be evaluated in the following areas: current workload, location, past performance, volume of state work, design ability, and experience and ability. Experience and ability scores will be based on the following criteria:

    1.     Experience of firm and individual members of the design team with project of similar size and program.

    2.     Experience of firm and individual members of the design team in planning, designing, estimating, and construction administration of projects similar in size and budget. Site examples of projects within the past five-year, including the ability to meet aggressive time and budget constraints.

    3.     Experience in campus planning, educational facilities and working with committees.


    Thomas Donaudy, University Architect/Boca Campus

    Gerri McPherson, Vice President/Treasure Coast Campus

    Beverly Sargent, Director/Treasure Coast Campus

    Scott Baruch, Associate Director/MacArthur Campus


    The anticipated schedule for selection, award, and negotiation is as follows:

      Submittal Due:                    December 18, 2006

      Shortlist Meeting:              December 28, 2006

      Final Interviews:                 TBD

      Contract Negotiation:        TBD


    1.     All applicants will be notified of the results of the shortlist in writing. Finalists will be informed of the interview date and time and will be provided with additional project information, if available.

    2.     The Selection Committee will make a recommendation to the President of the University. All finalists will be notified in writing of the President’s action. Upon approval by the President, negotiations will be conducted in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.

    3.     Professional liability insurance is required for this project in the amount of $1,000,000.00.

    4.     A copy of the building program is available on our website at For further questions contact Bob Richman, Program Coordinator, Office of the University Architect & Associate Vice President at (561)297-3166, or email at

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