Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
After 10 years of being underutilized, the Pyramid was renovated into a Bass Pro Shop Retail Store and Hotel. Big Cypress Lodge was one of the components of the project and includes 104 rooms, a fitness center, spa, specialty suites, a grand lobby and a conference room with breakout spaces. Given the unique configuration of the guest rooms overlooking the retail store, 14 room types were required to accomplish this task. O. T. Marshall not only provided Architectural and Engineering design services for Bass Pro Shops; we provided full-time on site Program Management services as well. This included the coordination of multiple design consultants, multiple contractors and multiple suppliers under a very tightly scheduled timeline.
Attention to detail and daily tracking of the various activities was required to accomplish this task. We used Microsoft Project with daily entries in order to manage this effort. We administered daily meetings with various contractors and consultants and coordinated phasing and staging plans for each portion of the project budget. The facility was delivered on-time (subsequent to owner scope changes) and within the prescribed budget.