The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) selected Vanir to provide construction management services for its new location in City Park. The Certiﬁed LEED Gold museum is located on 8.5 acres of land. It oﬀers indoor and outdoor learning space focusing on literacy, STEM, health and wellness, the environment and arts and culture. It includes an edible garden, kitchen and cafe.
Vanir played an important role in the eﬀective cost management of this project from our beginning involvement through the ﬁnal stages of construction and closeout. When bids were submitted in early 2017, the lowest bidder was $2.1 million over the project budget. Our team was key to moving the project into construction by leading the contractor, architect and LCM through an eﬀective value engineering process that lowered the project cost by over 7 percent.
We are honored to have been part of this new facility that will better the lives of thousands of children and promote sustainability.