Located in the heart of Purdue University’s campus, the Rise on Chauncey is a new 458,000-square-foot student apartment development recently completed by Brinkmann Constructors for CA Student Living, the student housing division of Chicago-based CA Ventures.
At 16 stories, the Rise on Chauncey is West Lafayette, Indiana’s, tallest building and includes 283 fully furnished luxury apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units with a total of 675 beds. This complex project was completed in 19 months and in time for the Fall 2019 semester.
When budget issues arose while in the design phase with another general contractor and threatened to derail the project, CA came to Brinkmann Constructors to help get the project back on track. By providing alternate design ideas and utilizing unique construction techniques, Brinkmann was able to reduce the cost of the building and ultimately save the project from being terminated due to budget overages.
The Brinkmann team presented many items that provided added value to the project, however, the most significant was a redesign of the building’s foundation and earth retention systems. Additionally, the team addressed the exterior skin panel sizes by making them more modular, reducing the amount of wasted material. In total, more than $2 million of solutions were accepted and implemented during the design phase.