R.S. Means metropolitan cost comparisons: Colleges

April 01, 2001 |


Cost comparisons per square foot in select metro markets



College laboratory College classroom College dormitory College student union


'01


'00


% chg.


'01


'00


% chg.


'01


'00


% chg.


'01


'00


% chg.


Atlanta


104.68


102.91


1.7


98.74


84.82


NA


98.83


87.05


NA


92.95


90.97


2.2


Baltimore


107.84


104.64


3.1


101.73


86.25


NA


101.83


88.52


NA


95.76


92.50


3.5


Boston


135.19


134.67


0.4


127.53


111.00


NA


127.64


113.92


NA


120.04


119.05


0.8


Chicago


130.73


127.51


2.5


123.32


105.10


NA


123.43


107.86


NA


116.08


112.72


3.0


Cleveland


120.87


117.81


2.6


114.02


97.10


NA


114.12


99.65


NA


107.33


104.14


3.1


Dallas


99.89


99.79


0.1


94.10


82.25


NA


94.18


84.41


NA


88.57


88.21


0.4


Denver


112.54


108.57


3.7


106.16


89.49


NA


106.26


91.84


NA


99.93


95.97


4.1


Detroit


124.63


121.74


2.4


117.56


100.34


NA


117.67


102.98


NA


110.66


107.61


2.8


Houston


103.50


103.03


0.5


97.64


84.92


NA


97.73


87.15


NA


91.90


91.07


0.9


Kansas City


117.35


113.65


3.3


110.70


93.68


NA


110.80


96.14


NA


104.20


100.47


3.7


Los Angeles


127.32


126.24


0.9


120.10


104.05


NA


120.22


106.79


NA


113.06


111.60


1.3


Miami


101.04


98.87


2.2


95.31


81.49


NA


95.40


83.63


NA


89.72


87.40


2.7


Minneapolis


130.96


127.40


2.8


123.54


105.01


NA


123.65


107.76


NA


116.29


112.62


3.3


New Orleans


100.57


98.52


2.1


94.87


81.21


NA


94.96


83.34


NA


89.30


87.09


2.5


New York City


157.84


154.54


2.1


148.89


127.38


NA


149.03


130.72


NA


140.15


136.61


2.6


Philadelphia


131.43


128.44


2.3


123.98


105.86


NA


124.10


108.64


NA


116.70


113.54


2.8


Phoenix


104.79


103.37


1.4


98.86


85.20


NA


98.94


87.44


NA


93.05


91.38


1.8


Pittsburgh


119.11


117.46


1.4


112.36


96.82


NA


112.46


99.36


NA


105.76


103.84


1.9


Portland


125.92


122.43


2.8


118.78


100.91


NA


118.89


103.56


NA


111.81


108.23


3.3


St. Louis


121.11


118.85


1.9


114.24


97.96


NA


114.35


100.53


NA


107.53


105.06


2.4


San Diego


124.74


123.12


1.3


117.67


101.48


NA


117.78


104.15


NA


110.76


108.84


1.8


San Francisco


145.75


142.76


2.1


137.49


117.67


NA


137.61


120.76


NA


129.42


126.20


2.6


Seattle


122.75


121.04


1.4


115.79


99.77


NA


115.90


102.39


NA


108.99


107.00


1.9


Washington, D.C.


111.25


110.53


0.6


104.94


91.11


NA


105.04


93.50


NA


98.78


97.71


1.1


Winston/Salem


89.07


88.47


0.7


84.02


72.92


NA


84.10


74.84


NA


79.09


78.21


1.1


NOTE:Specifications for the classroom and dormitory have changed from the previous year, making the percentage change inapplicable. Costs are for the basic building and do not include sitework, land, development, specialty finishes or equipment. Square foot costs vary significantly from project to project because of quality, complexity and economic climate. For a detailed list of building components included in these figures, see Means Square Foot Costs.

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