http://almanacnews.com/square/print/2014/07/17/atherton-council-selects-civic-center-project-manager


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Atherton council selects civic center project manager

Original post made on Jul 17, 2014

Atherton's City Council approved a contract with a project manager for their new civic center, moving the project a step closer to reality.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:59 AM

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Posted by Sam Sinnott
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

The architect could have easily done this as part of their professional services and for much less. They are the ones with the best grasp of the project budget and all the details. What they design determines the budget. They also have a professional license, similar to an attorneys, that makes them liable for mistakes.

This just adds a layer.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Menlo Voter is a registered user.

In my experience Architects rarely have any idea of what construction costs are. I have always advocated getting a construction professional involved early in the design process for reality checks as to budget and cost. Mr. Sinnott is likely the exception to the rule due to his experience in development. He actually builds things. Most architects do not.