The goal of any principled company should be to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients, and in all aspects of our work that’s exactly what we do, from construction claims to cost estimates.

Where there’s a claims notice in dispute we aim for settlements that are financially preferable but that also maintain relationships and keep projects moving forwards rather than stalling in litigation. Equally, when it comes to cost estimating, our team in the USA work with architects and clients to make sure that a project is on the right lines from the very beginning.

Award-winning results

Most recently, those values have been evident at Towson University’s Burdick Hall. The building has been recognized by the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) with an Outstanding Sports Facility Award.

The NIRSA is a non-profit membership association that provides resources and education for advancing campus recreation. Since its founding in 1950, NIRSA comprises nearly 4,500 dedicated professionals, students and businesses while serving over eight million students.

The award recognizes the innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities and is reflective of the collaborative effort, dedication, and creativity of all who were involved on the Burdick Hall expansion.

Shared values

Our team at DMS in North America assisted GWWO Architects on the project, a 94,000-square foot addition to the campus recreation center, which opened a year ago.

GWWO Architects is an award-winning architectural practice focused on client service and design excellence. A full-service firm located in Baltimore, Maryland, they specialise in providing services for cultural and educational facilities with an emphasis on responsible design that is inspirational, evocative, and progressive.

Their personal approach is reminiscent of the values that our team at DMS also hold dear – prioritizing client care, strong relationships and a hands on approach.

Innovative results

Since it opened, the new Burdick Hall has averaged over 1,700 daily participants, and had over 393,000 total visits during its first year of operation.

New features to the building include:

  • A state-of-the-art cycling studio with sound, lights and video display
  • Two multi-activity courts
  • A new outdoor adventures center
  • A professionally designed “Ninja Warrior” style training course called “The Jungle”
  • Three fully equipped studios