University of St. Thomas Center for Science & Health Professions
104,000 SF building which includes fully functional chemistry, biology and anatomy teaching laboratory classrooms
Harvey | Harvey-Cleary is in constant investigation mode.
When working on these complex projects, Harvey | Harvey-Cleary is in constant investigation mode. We partner with project stakeholders early, sometimes years in advance, to assess the building needs from the inside out. We start at the proverbial heart of research projects, the equipment – the research equipment housed in the building, and the mechanical system to support it. Harvey’s distinct benefit to clients is our ability to analyze equipment needs and model the operational requirements.
Architects often involve us as early as schematic design to help develop the overall budget. Our process is transparent; we break down total cost into the main building components. We arm owners and architects with the details needed for decision making, “dollar communication” as we call it. MEP engineers view us as their partner to explore advances in mechanical systems and how to integrate them with the research equipment, which can sometimes impart other building systems. We know the symbiosis between every element of a research facility is critical to its success.
Similarly, the symbiosis of the project team is paramount for these complex projects. This extends to the hands that give rise to the building. Quality and integrity dictate every decision made when working with our labor pool and subcontractors. Harvey is proud to employ a substantial base of direct labor. Together we know exactly how to deliver the specialized aspects of these projects, and together we innovate new processes to make delivery more efficient.
There’s no template for building research projects. Each serves a distinct purpose. Each poses unique challenges. Harvey’s role on these projects is that of both builder and trusted advisor. We operate transparently, with the best interest of the project at heart. Candid communication with all team members is the strongest tool we employ to deliver successful results.
“Without a doubt, this project – at its incredible cost point and aggressive delivery schedule – would not have been possible without Harvey leading the efforts from day one.”Thomas Sonk Global Strategic Facility Planning & Portfolio Development Dow Chemical