UGA Performing and Visual Arts Complex
The Georgia Board of Regents elected to build new educational facilities at eight state universities as part of the Governor’s “Georgia Rebound Program” to stimulate the state economy. The entire program included more than 600,000 square feet of new educational space, with a budget of over $110 million.
Carter was selected by the State of Georgia in a highly competitive process as the program manager for the Georgia Rebound Program. The largest of the eight projects was the development of the $36.5 million University of Georgia Performing and Visual Arts Complex, which included three new buildings – the 100,000-square-foot School of Music, the 45,000-square-foot Performance Hall and the 55,000-square-foot Georgia Museum of Art. Carter managed the selection of the construction management firm, using a blend of qualifications and price to meet the political mandate to obtain the lowest bid while allowing Carter to also select the most qualified firm.
Under Carter’s leadership, the design and construction of the UGA Performing and Visual Arts Complex was completed on a fast-track schedule, within budget, along with seven other projects in the Georgia Rebound Program.