Cosby Academic Center Renovation

Owner: Spelman College

Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk


20,000 square feet




2 months

Design Partners:

Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture


Jonathan Clay

The Blue River Group provided construction management services on this extremely fast paced interior renovation of Spelman College’s Cosby Academic Center’s 3rd and 4th floor classrooms and office space. Project duration from notice to proceed to final completion was 3-1/2 weeks. The Blue River Group’s crews worked seven days a week, including evening and night work to ensure that renovation was complete prior to the return of faculty in early August. The success of this project, which project architect Meg Needle referenced its completion as “a miracle”, provides evidence that The Blue River Group has successfully continued to build upon previous relationships with its clients.

“During the summer of 2004, I had the pleasure of being one of the first clients of The Blue River Group, LLC. This group was hired to some interior work on one of Spelman’s most prized and attractive facilities, The Cosby Academic Center. The work plan and the work itself were executed perfectly. The workmanship was extremely high and the care in which the work was performed was remarkable.”
Robert D. Flanigan, Jr.
VP of Finance and Treasurer