Army Corps blames Aurora VA hospital woes on inexperience, poor management

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released findings following its investigation of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs hospital project in Aurora, pointing to many of the same causes for the project’s overruns that VA officials have mentioned earlier.

The report, which can be found here, mentions inexperience with the type of contract used for the project, as well as poor management, but offers no specifics on where the $1.1 billion in overages went or who is responsible for the cost…


Perkins+Will: Negotiations underway to move into historic Dallas High School

Architecture firm Perkins+Will confirmed Thursday that it’s in negotiations with Dallas-based Matthews Southwest to relocate its Dallas office to the historic Dallas High School.

The Chicago-based firm could lease about 35,000 square feet on multiple floors of the four-story, 100,000-square-foot building in downtown Dallas, which would place the firm in an important piece of real estate, said Tom Reisenbichler, managing director of Perkins+Will.

“The opportunity to help revitalize an iconic architectural…



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