Worcester State University Admin. Building


Worcester State University made the decision to update the campus Administration Building, which was nearly a decade old and had not undergone a significant renovation since the early sixties. W.T. Rich, performing as the Construction Manager, provided significant input during the preconstruction phase, working collaboratively with the owner and the design team.  The scope of work included the complete renovation of the existing building while also constructing two new building additions. 



W.T. Rich provided comprehensive design reviews, budget estimates and value engineering for the project design from Schematic Design through final Construction Documents. The project required early demolition and abatement packages. Exterior restorations included masonry repair and repointing. Other scope aspects included a complete window replacement and selective rook repairs.

Project Information

Location: Worcester, MA

Completion: 2009

Contract Value: $17.5 million

Size: 63,000 SF

Type:  Additions / Renovation

Owner: Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

Designer: Miller Dyer Spears, Boston, MA

Delivery Method: CM at Risk (M.G.L. Chapter 149A)




The result of our in-depth design reviews, detailed project estimates and value engineering work led to numerous improvements, clarifications and cost savings that ultimately led to enhanced building design and performance. This project was one of the first major renovation projects performed and completed by DCAMM using the Construction Management at Risk method.  The project is considered a full success by all parties involved.  It was completed on time, on budget and to the high satisfaction of DCAMM, Worcester State University, and Miller Dyer Spears.