Life Long Learning Center


The City of Grants, New Mexico had developed a unique concept for a community defining project that would bring residents together in a meeting and learning environment.

The city of Grants acquired an old abandoned ALCO retail building and commissioned an Architect in 2008 to develop their concept into a workable set of project bidding documents

Unfortunately, the great recession and long economic recovery put the project on the shelf until 2015, when the City of Grants acquired a limited amount of funds to complete the project.

When the original Architect was contacted to complete the 80% plans in order for the City to competitively bid the project, they were told that they would be charged over $200k!.

Realizing that this would impact their limited project budget, Grants chose FacilityBUILD to bring the project to reality.  Having heard of our reputation for moving projects off the shelf, to a quality build, on-budget.

We picked up where the project was dropped off, completing the design.  Acting as a Construction Manager/General Contractor, FacilityBUILD competitively bid out the divisions of work in a transparent “open-book” approach where the City of Grants saw and approved of subcontractor costs.

This collaborative effort resulted in a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) that satisfied all project stakeholders and was contracted effortlessly through one of our many On-Call/Job Order Contracts.

The project was completed without a hitch, and the library moved into its new space in 2017 after roughly a year of construction.  We are also proud to have recently learned they  have a new coffee shop tenant in the space now catering the community with hot drinks, and delicious Panini's!.