The Stryker Center was a Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) project, which was designed to bring private sector expertise to bear on public projects – saving time and money. PPEA encourages innovative approaches to financing construction projects. MBP worked on comprehensive agreements for the owner which ensured the project, a joint venture between the City of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Regional Library, would not only be built in a cost effective manner, but provide both end users with a high quality, highly visible project. MBP evaluated five separate PPEA proposals as our initial support task, which led to the interim and comprehensive agreements under the PPEA process. MBP also provided project management and commissioning services.
The project replaced the existing Stryker building in order to enable both city government and the Williamsburg Regional Library to address community needs. The new 16,000-square-foot, single-story building incorporates the new City Council Chambers, library staff offices, and community meeting rooms. Key features of the building included up to five offices and work space for Regional Library Director and staff; 100-seat City Council Chamber, also suitable for other community presentations and other activities including WJCC School Board meetings; video production and broadcast capability to televise public meetings and other events; four multipurpose meeting/activity rooms of various sizes for library, city and community uses; gallery/pre-function space for library changing exhibits; opportunity for exhibit of City of Williamsburg post-colonial and local government history; and catering kitchen and restrooms to support facility uses.
“The City of Williamsburg extends its appreciation for the work MBP did as our construction management firm on the new Stryker Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. From the initial fee negotiation to the building closeout, it was a pleasure dealing with MBP on the project. Your team was realistic and flexible in all phases of the work. As you know, with our small staff, we were not capable of managing a project of this size and significance to the community. MBP was front and center in working with all players on Stryker from the architects, contractors, sub-contractors, library staff, city staff-we gave you the ball and you didn’t disappoint. We congratulate MBP on delivering to the city the Stryker Center and assuring us it will be a quality facility in the heart of the city for many years to come. Without a doubt, MBP will be highly considered for any future projects the City will do.”
Daniel G. Clayton, III
Director Public Works
City of Williamsburg