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The Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) is honoring Lundgren Management with an award for its excellent work on the New Palmdale Center for the Antelope Valley Community College District.

“We’re extremely proud of this project, and what we’ve been able to accomplish in collaborating with our project partners and the AV Community College District,” said Shawn Fonder, Lundgren’s vice president of program and client services. “The district is doing an outstanding job of creating new facilities to better serve the Antelope Valley’s burgeoning student population, and we are honored to be part of that effort. This is the fourth consecutive year that one of our educational projects has been awarded by the Southern California Chapter of the CMAA. This project, like all projects, presented its challenges and I am so proud of the way our team, along with all project stakeholders, overcame these challenges and successfully completed the project.”

The award for excellence is being presented in the category for public works projects in the $11 million to $50 million range. Lundgren is scheduled to receive the award during the CMAA Southern California Chapter’s 26th Annual Awards Gala on April 26 at the INTERCONTINENTAL in downtown Los Angeles.

The New Palmdale Center was completed in September 2017, on budget at $15.6 million, and managed by Lundgren utilizing an alternative delivery method. Lundgren’s partners in the project included Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects Inc. and The Abbey Co., which owns the property on which the leased facility is located. Lundgren served as the construction manager on behalf of the property owner.

The renovation of the facility provides a much-needed Palmdale satellite campus for Antelope Valley College, whose main campus is 12 miles away in Lancaster. The main building was renovated to create classroom spaces; wet and dry labs; prep room; library; book store; lecture rooms; computer center; resource center; child development center; assessment center; offices; and student lounge.

The planned duration of the project was 12 months, but design changes and approvals delayed the start by a month and a half. Despite the delay, the project was completed on time in 10 and a half months, opening as planned in time for the beginning of the 18,000-student college district’s 2017-18 school year.

Fonder said the successful completion of the project was a team effort.

“The entire project team worked collaboratively to complete the project in time, and to maintain cost effectiveness,” Fonder said. “The end result is a state-of-the-art facility with a revitalized interior and exterior aesthetics, providing an excellent learning environment that will make the students, staff and the community proud.”
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