George Washington Carver School New Orleans East

George Washington Carver High School

Client: Recovery School District

Location: New Orleans, LA

Architect: Broadmoor LLC

Date of Completion: March 2016

The Recovery School District originally sent the George Washington Carver High School project to bid multiple times under standard procurement methods.  Not being able to achieve the budget, RSD ultimately chose to explore Design-Build opportunities, and Broadmoor was awarded the opportunity to work as the Design-Build contractor on the new GW Carver School.  Broadmoor coordinated all design scopes of work to meet the owner’s program, balancing quality, cost, and schedule, all while facing challenging weather permitting scenarios.  Ultimately, project completed under budget, on-time, and with zero safety incidents.

Broadmoor was recognized for our DBE strategy, approach, and management throughout the entire construction process. While exceeding the established DBE goals of 35%, Broadmoor was able to help mentor and develop new DBE subcontractors, and we have successfully maintained long standing relationships with many of them.  The amount of preconstruction planning, coordination, pricing iterations, and value engineering solutions proposed allowed us to work very closely with the owner, and ensure all of their needs were met.

“The Broadmoor team showed exemplary performance throughout the entire Design-Build process, and was a pleasure to work with from the start, consistently proactive in working with the State of Louisiana to ensure we received a quality building that was on time and within  budget.  This team has exceeded our expectations in both their customer service, attention to details, and quality of construction. We look forward to working with them again… Having expended over $1.4 Billion to date, I consider Broadmoor and the Carver project one of, if not the most successful project undertaken in the program.”

-Ronald H. Bordelon Chief Facilities Officer - LA Department of Education Recovery School District.