default_title="Projects" default_description=""

You are not logged in

DCD Design Cost Data

The #1 Industry Source for Actual Square Foot Cost Data


La Joya ISD & Water Park Planetarium

Posted: September 23, 2019 | Projects

This 41,710-square-foot water park, covering 9.5 acres, includes 8 separate buildings, including a natatorium building, which houses a 10-lane competition pool, with two diving boards, two locker rooms, and the supporting mechanical space, plus a planetarium that includes a domed theater for astronomy shows, as well as exhibit spaces and spaces for learning workshops.  It was built at an (adjusted) cost of $373.33 per square foot.

[Read More]

Seigle Welcome Center At Edwards YMCA Camp & Retreat Center

Posted: September 13, 2019 | Projects

The new welcome center at the Edwards YMCA Camp & Retreat Center was built at an (adjusted) cost of $211.88 per square foot. Its rustic design fits in well with the existing campground buildings. The log-look exterior meets the energy efficiency goals of the project – important for a year-round campground that experiences frigid Wisconsin winters. The operable windows provide ample ventilation during the summertime. And transoms were added to allow for higher light transmission.

[Read More]

Del Norte Elementary School

Posted: September 10, 2019 | Projects

Del Norte Elementary School was constructed on an eight-acre site where age appropriate hard surface and turf play areas and equipment are easily accessed. It is sited in such a way to flood the school interiors with natural light and to mitigate the harsh winter elements by placing entry points on the south. Built at an (adjusted) cost of $276.18 per square foot, the 61,836-square-foot building houses pre-K-5 classrooms, a cafeteria, a gymnasium as well as administrative offices on two floors.

[Read More]

The REC of Fairview Heights, Illinois

Posted: September 4, 2019 | Projects

This 58,282-square-foot recreational complex, built at an ajusted cost of $348.87 per square foot, features an indoor aquatic facility with a 25-yard multi-lane lap pool, children’s spray ground, slides, sprays, lazy river and a vortex. It also features a 6,000-square-foot fitness center with areas for free weights, floor exercise, aerobic and group fitness; a gymnasium; a climbing structure; elevated running tracks; a 400-meter, six-lane running track; a game area for billiards, cards and table tennis; locker rooms; multipurpose and party rooms, and administration offices. Outdoor soccer fields, a dog park, pavilions, playgrounds and a 1.5-mile walking path and nature trail are also part of the development.

[Read More]

Decatur Middle School Expansion

Posted: August 28, 2019 | Projects

For an (adjusted) cost of $63.87 per square foot, the old 1959 Decatur, Arkansas Elementary School was transformed into the 31,295-square-foot Decatur Middle School. The electrical service entry was updated and brought up to current NEC code. New roof areas now have a minimum 1/4″ per foot slope drop for positive drainage, and the metal walls and roof panels serve as an efficient material to enclose the upper portion of the building. Existing floor elevations were raised and adjusted to accommodate ADA requirements. The oldest classrooms in the original building were demolished due to asbestos hazards, which opened up room for a new gymnasium. Roof insulation was added to the addition, allowing the use of a more economical wet fire sprinkler system. Old batt insulation was removed to provide access to computer cables. 

[Read More]