The University of Notre Dame developed a public-private-partnership with the South Bend Heritage Foundation in South Bend, Indiana to purchase and renovate the historic former Hansel Center built in 1925. Originally constructed as a children’s medical dispensary, Notre Dame recognized the building’s historical significance and the importance of reviving it for the community.
Vanir provided construction management services for the restored and renamed Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, which provides spaces for after-school programs, community-based meetings, an art gallery and a print studio. Extensive improvements included site upgrades, roofing, masonry repair, accommodations for accessibility, replacement of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems and new and repaired interior finishes and landscaping.
Close collaboration and trust between all team members resulted in the project being completed on time and below the original budget.