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The Gap

In the spring of 2004, Gap implemented a regional model whereby outsourced construction project managers (CPMs) were engaged and assigned projects according to their geographic location to support Gap in its on-going store build-out and remodel program. B&A was engaged to provide services in the Pacific Northwest, which includes, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Canada.

Since starting work for Gap, B&A has managed over 90 projects encompassing all Gap Inc. brands and construction types including Gap Adult, Kids and Baby, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Most recently, B&A has started working on two new stores for Gap’s newest brand, Athleta.

As an out-sourced CPM, B&A’s primary role is to support the internal Gap Senior Construction Project Manager. Duties include the oversight and management of the Architect, his consultants, and the General Contractor. B&A make periodic site visits at key project milestones, which typically include project kick-off, construction progress monitoring, punch list preparation, and turnover to store operations. B&A is also responsible for the coordination of all store security, fixtures, BOH shelving, signage, traffic counting, and loss prevention systems.

One of the most challenging projects was the fifth and Pine store in Seattle. It was an open-store remodel for the Gap, which required downsizing of the existing store to accommodate the relocation of the nearby Old Navy store, all occurring throughout four floors of a 1930 vintage building with common systems and downtown logistical constraints. Another very challenging project was an open-store remodel with the general contractor working days and nights. It was the first Banana Republic Revolution (flagship) design located in Burnaby, BC.