Fransen Pittman partnered with CU Boulder and Hord Coplan Macht to add an Integrative Physiology wing to the existing Ramaley Biology Building. The addition provides a new headquarters for the integrative physiology program and includes new classroom space and labs. The new, state-of-the-art facility reflects a program already on the cutting edge and strengthens its identity on campus.
Throughout the project, our team ensured that the new IPHY addition blended seamlessly with the existing building. To achieve this, our team organized weekly meetings on the roof of the addition with several key stakeholders.
Having worked with the University of Colorado on projects before, the FP team went into the IPHY project understanding the strict budget guidelines a public university often holds. During the original design phase, the estimate for the IPHY addition came back fifteen percent over the maximum budget. After this initial estimate, CU prepared to scrape the project. Rather than canceling the project, Fransen Pittman worked with the subcontractors and designers to develop several options for each of the components of the building to bring it back in budget, saving over 7 million dollars.