Project Timeline: May 2015 – August 2016
General Contractor: FaverGray
Owner: American Campus Communities
Architect: Gary B. Coursey and Associates
The 18 Nineteen project is a 732-bed student housing community located on approximately 6.10-acre at 1819 Glenna Goodacre Boulevard in Lubbock, Texas. Site improvements consist of water, storm and sewer utilities that tie into existing public utilities. The site improvements also include Overton Park Standards, resort-style hardscaping, landscaping, irrigation, additional street parking, asphalt paving, and Overton Park Standard concrete sidewalks with brick ribbon banding. The development consists of 217 apartment units in two 4-story circular type B apartment buildings, one 2-story clubhouse integrated into the first and second floors of Building 1, two fitness centers located on the first floors of both buildings, one 6-story precast parking garage with a maintenance building and trash compactor enclosure.
This project also includes a variety of amenities within the building courtyards. The Building 1 courtyard includes a pool with a swim-up bar and seating, pavilion, outdoor kitchens and cabanas. The Building 2 courtyard includes water features and a putting green. Construction is generally wood frame with cementitious siding, brick veneer and limestone at the clubhouse entrance. The roofing consists of architectural style asphalt shingles, TPO flat roof, barrel tile, and a standing seam metal roof at the pavilion. All apartment building slabs post-tensioned slab on grade with a 2.5-foot cast-in-place foundation wall. The parking garage is poured as a conventional SOG. Interior finishes consist of painted drywall ceilings and walls with a medium textured finish, and a mixture of carpet and vinyl faux wood flooring. Wood cabinetry and trim with solid surface countertops are installed in all kitchen and p-lam countertops in all bath areas.
Our relationship with FaverGray has been more than successful. FaverGray is unique in that they combine the expertise and sophistication of a larger firm with a level of service and attentiveness of a smaller firm. These characteristics are exactly what we need and the projects have been delivered on budget, on schedule.
Easlan Capital of Atlanta and its affiliate Parkside Equities have been developing mixed use and multifamily properties throughout the southeast since 1982. It is with great pleasure that we have been successful in awarding the last three projects, consisting of 810 units to FaverGray. All three were completed on time and within budget. Parkside at the Beach was actually ahead of schedule and after a record lease-up, the property was sold within 36 months of construction start. I would therefore highly recommend them…as we look forward to a continuance of our relationship in the future.
The FaverGray team functions as an extension of our staff and provides front end services of great value. They are virtually a completely integrated partner from beginning to end.
Gary B. Coursey, Architects has been successfully producing multi-family projects for 50 years. We have worked alongside FaverGray for many years on many projects. We find them to be efficient, thorough and highly professional. Parkside at the Beach is one of our favorite projects we designed, and FaverGray built; luxurious design, built solid, and was sold for a large profit after a year of successful occupancy. We are pleased to work with them and will continue to refer them on projects we are producing.
The field team had deep experience and dedicated leadership.FaverGray was the selected general contractor on a recent student housing bidproject designed by our firm, Coursey Architects, in Gainesville, FL; the projectdelivery date was met for the fall of 2019, (to the Owner’s satisfaction and the newtenants’ great enjoyment), as was required by the Owner, due to the diligence ofthe FaverGray team from top to bottom. The field team had deep experience anddedicated leadership, and was well supported by the project management team, backoffice and company leadership team across the board. This was a complex 3-buildingproject, on 3 separate sites in the city, so it was really like managing 3 projects atonce; each site had its own challenges and opportunities, and FaverGray managedthese all very well.
The FaverGray team is a trusted partner with American Campus Communities. They bring great value as an active participant during initial design and predevelopment activities through pricing, and in the field during construction. Jim and Keith have assembled a core team of leaders with impressive depth and experience, and they demonstrate their commitment to service and integrity every day at every level. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with FaverGray.