Crayola opens the new Crayola Experience in downtown Easton today, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and the summer season.
Boyle Construction has been working with Crayola and a large team of designers locally and from around the country to expand and restructure the area attraction since April 2012. The 60,000 square foot facility consists of five different dated structures and required intense pre-construction planning to work around existing tenants and limited closing dates.
Boyle provided construction management services on the project, and was responsible for providing cost budgeting and value engineering, procurement schedule, and overall project schedule.
The procurement of materials for the Crayola ‘experiences’ was carefully planned and executed in concert with the physical changes to the building. With 15 weeks total for construction, including only three months closed to the public (six weeks for construction, six weeks for exhibit installation), Boyle carefully orchestrated contractors and equipment providers.
Ken Duerholz, Vice-President of Boyle Construction, summed up the project by saying, “It was a challenge to get all the building changes and exhibits constructed on time for the Memorial Day opening, and I’m proud of the entire team of contractors for going the extra mile and creating a dynamic attraction.”
Client: Crayola LLC
Project architect: W2A Design Group
ABOUT BOYLE CONSTRUCTION: Boyle Construction, Inc. is one of the greater Lehigh Valley’s most respected construction management and design-build firms. Since its founding in 1977, Boyle’s strong reputation for hands-on service and quality has gained them a high percentage of repeat clients.