Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.

Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
A Consulting Firm Specializing in: Architecture, Urban Planning & Facilities Management

Onondaga County Convention Center/War Memorial Complex Syracuse, New York

Appointed by the Onondaga County Executive, HHK served as the Project Director for the Onondaga County Convention Center/War Memorial (1988 - 1992). Performance of duties for the $82 million project occurred while simultaneously employed full-time as a Syracuse University senior administrator. The project included a 65,000 sq. ft convention center, renovations to the historic Onondaga County War Memorial, a 1,500 car-parking garage, a 300-room hotel, and related infrastructure improvements. 

HHK assumed total responsibility for project management, evaluation of delays, programming and development of a feasible design concept, recruitment and training of staff, selecting consultants, initiation of design, and construction. Responsibilities of the Project Director position also included securing enabling legislation (state and local), negotiations with funding agencies and labor and minority interests, media and community liaison, securing environmental permits, and supervising design and construction award.  

A major challenge was evaluation of the cause of year-long delay in moving the project forward and then assessing alternative approaches to meet program objectives. Following passage of supporting legislation by the County legislature for a new design concept, HHK supervised architect selection and development of a detailed space program for the multi-building complex.  

The oversight of bidding and construction contract awards completed the initial phase of the project completed, on schedule and under budget, in October 1992.

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Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
304 Brookford Road
Syracuse, NY 13224
Tel: 315-446-5865
Cell: 315-436-8978