Wolf Creek Olympic Shooting Venue, Atlanta, GA, Principal-in-Charge. Mr. Boyken led the design team on the Wolf Creek Shooting Complex in Atlanta, GA for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The venue featured twenty (20) trap and skeet shooting combination fields, nine (9) lighted fields, and forty (40) camping spaces with electricity & water. Mr. Boyken’s plan was the ONLY Olympic venue designed within the initial budget of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Playdium Entertainment Corporation, US Rollout Program, Toronto, Canada, Principal-in-Charge. As Principal-in-Charge, Mr. Boyken led a team responsible for project management of the US rollout. The scope of the Project included development of a baseline cost estimate based on the prototype design and subsequent estimates for design development and construction documents. The team’s project management services proactively assisted in the development and management of the schedule and the budget throughout the entire design of the project.
Festival Hall, Playdium Entertainment Corporation, Toronto, Canada, Principal-in-Charge. Playdium is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical entertainment center for energetic families. The 40,000 SQ FT indoor complex features more than 200 high-tech attractions, rides and simulators, including a Roller Coaster Simulator and Laser Maze. Playdium has an eleven (11) acre outdoor park, featuring one of Canada’s longest Go-Kart tracks, mini golf, bungee trampoline, and nine (9) batting cages. As Program Manager, services included development of a baseline cost estimate centered on the $22.3M prototype design. Subsequent estimates for design development and the $5.1M construction project budget followed. The team proactively assisted in the development and management of the schedule and the budget throughout the entire design of the project.
Discovery Center, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA, Principal-in-Charge. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 13,000 acres of environmentally protected gardens and forest preserve on the edge of Mountain Creek Lake. The 35,000 SQ FT Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center offers interactive kiosks, a 100 seat theater, a 150 seat auditorium, an exhibit hall, an education wing and the Discovery Gift Shop. Retained by the Owner, the scope of services included leading a team of cost and schedule members through design issues that threatened the successful completion of the Project.
Walt Disney World’s Wild West Themed Attraction, Frontierland, Disneyland Paris, France, Principal-in-Charge. Legends of the Wild West is a walkthrough attraction and features wax characters from the American Far-West, and even famous “Legends”. The attraction takes place in a Civil War-inspired fort, known as Fort Comstock, hosting various attractions, including the Thunder Mesa Mercantile Building, Pueblo Trading Post, Woodcarver’s Workshop and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Services provided include preconstruction services, where we worked with the design team to establish a project budget for management approval. This attraction was one of the first attractions to be created as part of a major programme to increase capacity to the park.
Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, FL, Principal-in-Charge. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a 500 acre environmentally sensitive theme park that includes the habitat for over 100 animals that are native to Africa and Asia. All areas of the park were created to provide for the protection and study of endangered and threatened animals and their natural habitats. The park was conceived to promote and enable global environmental conservation and wildlife preservation by providing an environment where scientists, educators and other organizations can work together to reserve the earth’s biodiversity. One of the main features of the park is the 140-foot “Tree of Life”, a structural steel tree with a theater in the base of the trunk. A 200,000 SF ride and show. Also featured is a Safari Ride, a Train Ride to the Conservation Station, and highly themed retail and dining venues. Mr. Boyken’s work task included providing full time on-site contract administration staff to work alongside the Disney site staff to manage and schedule construction activities.