The Urban Discovery Academy, an independent K-8 charter school that promotes project-based learning, community service and Spanish language instruction, at last has a permanent home located in the very appropriate I.D.E.A. (innovation, design, education and the arts) district, an East Village neighborhood. The 36k SF facility combines the renovation of an existing class structure with new construction that is designed to inject a modern, architecturally unique design. KCM Group, a full-service owner’s representative construction management firm, served as project manager, handling all aspects of construction of the $10.5M campus including bond funding, and design and construction management. Governing board president Maelin Levine says, “I highly recommend KCM. If/when we ever do another school, they are our first call. In my opinion they are exceptional, looking out for us at every step of the way. Delightful, smart, knowledgeable, I can’t say enough positive things about them.”
KCM Group, Inc. is a full-service construction management company and construction consulting firm founded in San Diego on 2000 by Gordon Kovtun. Over his 25 years in the industry, Gordon has become known for his versatility and uncompromising representation on behalf of his clients. KCM Group has built a reputation as a results-oriented firm that manages all aspects of the construction process from start to finish – each project receives the full benefit of a strategic, technically-based and multidisciplinary approach. KCM Group is neither a design firm nor a general contractor. Instead, we select and manage those skilled professionals in a manner that ensures teamwork and total focus on delivering what the client desires.