Value EngineeringAbie Khatchadourian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Value Engineering (VE) is a means of reconciling scope and budget to arrive at a base value that aligns with the priorities defined by the owner. Value engineering has always been important, and in a time when construction industry costs have risen three times the rate of our normative long-term increases, it becomes even more so. Value engineering is most effective as a budget planning tool where design alternatives and associated costs are examined early in the design process.
Educational Master PlanningAbie Khatchadourian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Educational facility master planning is a crucial tool for Districts to decide what to do and what not to do with their facilities. At the end of the process, the goal is to establish an elegant solution for the District with the greatest opportunity and flexibility given all short- and long-term costs.
Build New or RenovateAndy LyonsAbie Khatchadourian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
During our long-term facilities planning work with school districts, a key threshold question is often asked: do we build new or renovate? At EUA, we never answer that question for our clients. Rather, through deep listening, engaging stakeholders and analyzing data, we help school district leaders find the answers that best fit their individual circumstances.
Establishing Your Students' Educational FoundationAbie Khatchadourian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
I believe the foundation of life is much like a structural building foundation, as both need to be strong to succeed.
Will students today have the skills for jobs tomorrow?Abie Khatchadourian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
I challenge us to ask ourselves, can we create a better connection between future job market needs and setting students up with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful? Is there a correct balance between soft skills and technical skills?
Why I Choose Distributed LeadershipAbie Khatchadourian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Manager Abie Khatchadourian explores the differences between a traditional, top down leadership approach and distributed leadership.