The Rise on Chauncey

West Lafayette, IN

Brinkmann helps client get student housing development back on-track and completes it in 19 months.

458,000 SF
$65 million
Located in the heart of Purdue University’s campus life, the Rise on Chauncey is a new, 458,000 square-foot student housing development.
Rise at Chauncey, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
At sixteen-stories, the Rise on Chauncey is West Lafayette, Indiana’s tallest building and includes 283 fully furnished luxury apartments ranging from studios up to four-bedroom units with a total of 675 beds.

When budget issues arose while in the design phase with another general contractor and threatened to derail the project, CA came to Brinkmann Constructors to help get the project back on-track because of Brinkmann’s proven performance on several other CA Ventures projects. By providing alternate design ideas and utilizing unique construction techniques, Brinkmann was able to reduce the cost of the building and ultimately save the project from being terminated due to budget overages.

The Brinkmann team presented many items that provided added value to the project, however, the most significant was a redesign of the building’s foundation and earth retention systems. Additionally, the team addressed the exterior skin panel sizes by making them more modular thereby reducing the amount of wasted material. In total, over $2 million of solutions were accepted and implemented during the design phase.

Rise at Chauncey Progress 1
Progress 4-24-18
Rise at Chauncey Progress 2
Progress 8-2-18
Rise at Chauncey Progress 181229
Progress 12-29-18
Chauncey Progress 190419
Progress 4-19-19
Chauncey Complete 8-8-19
Complete 8-8-19
Being able to engage with Brinkmann early in the process allowed us to guide the architecture and engineering team to dial in the efficiency of the building without late redesign. This approach helped us get comfortable with the hard cost numbers early in our process when we were battling against many risk factors of the deal.
Senior Vice President of Construction Management,
CA Ventures