OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE – SWWC WINDOM LEVEL IV LEARNING CENTER

ORB Management is the Consultant for the Southwest West Central Cooperative (SWWC) based out of Marshall MN to provide real estate and facility consulting services for their region consisting of seven (7) locations throughout the southwest region of Minnesota. 

The SWWC Windom Learning Center is currently relocating to 32,000 square feet of space in the former Winfair Elementary School in Windom, MN. The Learning Center supports the needs of K – 21, Setting IV, students.

The project includes:

  • A safe and secure building entrance.
  • Providing defined learning communities for Sun and Bridges Programs, and, an Area Learning Center.
  • Tactical classroom repurposing for an enhanced earning environment and existing support space is repurposed into calming rooms to address student needs.
  • And, an enhanced technology support area.

The relocation project is the first phase of a proposed future building repurposing.

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE – SWWC PIPESTONE LEVEL IV LEARNING CENTER

ORB Management is the Consultant for the Southwest West Central Cooperative (SWWC) based out of Marshall MN to provide real estate and facility consulting services for their region consisting of seven (7) locations throughout the southwest region of Minnesota. 

The SWWC Pipestone Learning Center currently occupies 14,000 square feet of space in the Minnesota West Community College, Pipestone Campus. The Learning Center is designed to meet the needs of K – 21, Setting IV, Students.

In 2019, the Learning Center expanded with the addition of:

  • A well needed, recreation/dining space. The Space also includes a new FACS Area to support life management and living skills.
  • A New Ready Clinic to support early intervention for children, up to 6 years old, with autism or a related condition.
  • An additional Classroom to enhance teaching and learning in a focused setting.
  • A new conference room for the office space which also serves as an assessment area for parents and students.
  • Traditional restroom facilities have been converted to multiple single user restrooms.
  • Currently, existing classroom will be repurposed for an enhanced earning environment and existing office space is repurposed into calming rooms to address student needs.
  • And, a new safe and secure building entrance is being added.

Over the next several years, the remainder of the Learning Center will be repurposed or renovated to provide contemporary teaching and learning spaces to support the educational needs of students. 

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE – WALKER HACKENSACK AKELEY LEVEL IV LEARNING CENTER

ORB Management is the Owner’s Representative for  the Walker Hackensack Akeley Level IV Learning Center. Kim Barse, ORB’s Project Executive, orchestrates the various steps in the planning, design, and construction process always focusing on the Owner’s interests. Kim provided the leadership needed throughout all matters of Project Development, including, but not limited to: Facility/Site Concept Planning, Financial Feasibility, Regulatory Process, , and project team assembly.  

As the project moves from design into construction, Kim continues to monitor the project’s budget and schedule on the Owner’s behalf. This new Level IV Learning Center in Walker, MN is scheduled to open for students August of 2021. Thank you to the project partners – Sourcewell, BHH Partners, Norson and Gordian.

Pictured below is ORB Management’s, Kim Barse, at the ground breaking ceremony for the project.

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE – ENT CREDIT UNION

Ent Credit Union of Colorado Springs, CO has engaged ORB Management to be their Owner’s Representative for repair, maintenance and upgrades at 19 of their facility locations along the Front Range in Colorado.  ORB was engaged on 6 similar, successful projects in 2019, which prompted Ent to re-engage ORB for their full list of 2020 projects.  Earlier this year, ORB facilitated a Contractor RFP process and selected GH Phipps (Colorado Springs) as the general contractor under an open-book, cost-plus form of agreement for the projects.  The project team then developed specific work scopes, an implementation schedule and an overall GMP for all 19 projects, which are expected to commence the week of August 3rd and be completed by the end of this year. 

As part of their Owner’s Representative services, ORB will provide construction coordination, cost management, pay application process management, project documentation, schedule coordination, coordination of owner-provided work scopes, and close-out/warranty management on behalf of Ent. 

Ent Credit Union is a community credit union serving a 14 county area in Central and Southern Colorado with more than $5 billion in assets and more than 300,000 members. Ent provides a full range of personal and business financial solutions through their Ent.com website, more than 30 service centers, online and telephone banking, a call center and a mortgage loan center.

PROJECT COMPLETE – LA PLATA COMMUNITIES

The Cordera Community Center project is now complete in Colorado Springs!  The project was completed by Memorial Day Weekend as promised and came in under budget; however, the pool was not able to open until today due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  CRP Architects, GE Johnson Construction and Front Range Aquatec (all based in Colorado Springs) comprised the design and construction team.  The Association members and the Owner are extremely happy with the end result.

As you can see, they have one of the most beautiful views on the front range!  The Owner called ORB Management after the final inspection and said “we’re extremely happy with ORB Management as our Owner’s Representative and would be happy to provide a reference on any other projects you are pursuing.  The entire team did a great job … you were all pro’s!”.

Check out a few photos below!