Rachlin Architects was selected by Los Alamitos Unified School District in 2006 to provide Needs Assessment and Architectural Services for the renovation and modernization of its ten K-12 campuses.
Rachlin serves as an extension of the District itself, reporting directly to Deputy Superintendent Patricia Meyer. The firm’s role as an owner’s representative includes such standard elements as:
- Value management decisions
- Providing and evaluating life-cycle cost options
- Minimizing contractor-submitted change orders
- Review and monitoring of processing of pay applications
Rachlin has earned a reputation for providing the District with a predictable outcome. The Rachlin team’s management and financial processes and reporting mechanisms allow the Deputy Superintendent, Superintendent, and School Board to responsibly monitor both Program and Project Implementation status and progress at all times. The firm reports to the School Board on abimonthly basis and to a 5-person Citizen’s Oversight Committee on a quarterly basis to address community issues.
After a rigorous selection process for a PM/CM services provider, the District expanded Rachlin’s role to include Program and Construction Management of the $126M Measure K Bond Program.>> NEXT