Venue has served orchestras, dance and ballet companies, opera, fine arts, museum and other arts/cultural groups around the globe.
Our team is among an elite group of consultants that specialize in the demanding area of estimating, cost control and project management support services for cultural organizations.
From initial masterplan or program studies, through design to construction – Venue is the partner who you can trust for all your project cost management needs.
Venue has been nothing short of miraculous in their ability to identify and analyze costs quickly and thoroughly and recommend solutions that preserve the integrity of both the Architect’s vision and the schedule and budget...Their work ethic is first rate; they have never not been available when I called with a question – whether on weekend or holidays. Their reports are clear, concise and timely and create comfort around this project with our trustees; a not insignificant matter. Plus they are a pleasure to work with.
They can communicate effectively at both a high level for executives and a detailed level for those integrally involved in the project.
Venue really went above and beyond.
Venue has the ability to provide cost estimates that are accurate based on the type of facility being designed. When we got them together with the architects, the developer, and the construction company, their estimates proved to be correct.
The work Venue provided was invaluable and peerless in professionalism.
Venue looks “beyond” what’s written on paper and challenges the Architect to look (think) about things that work, ahead of time, not afterwards.
Venue’s detailed yet concise explanations of the estimating process was a useful experience in our initial budgeting process and helped us ensure we start off on the right foot.
They are the most knowledgeable folks that we know when it comes to pricing cultural projects.
It is Venue’s expertise in the performing arts that is most extraordinary. Being able to read into early programs and drawings and anticipate hidden cost centers such as theatre and acoustic requirements, helped us ensure our project was built around sound cost assumptions.
We have found Venue to be everything you could ask for in a cost consultant. They are both responsive and proactive, providing the information the design team needs when they need it. Venue team’s convivial manner make working with them a pleasure, even during the inevitable highly charged budget meetings.
...Relying on national and international cost estimating experience and Venue’s extensive database of theatre costs from other projects, Venue was able to quickly model and test different program alternatives and conceptual design options. I have rarely worked with a more knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and collaborative cost consultant.
I am pleased to recommend Venue based on recent cost estimating services they provided to Princeton. Venue is responsible for the performing arts center building type and provided leadership among the consultants in developing common metrics.
We were delighted with Venue’s work, and found it helpful to know up front our potential project’s true cost including cost information on building size options, quality upgrades and alternate site selections costs.
I have found Venue to be extremely proficient in their attention to detail and making sure our project’s budget numbers stay on target. I have found the accuracy of the financial analysis of Venue to be extraordinary. The work impressed our Board, our Design team and myself.
Venue’s knowledge of performing arts structures is unparalleled. Their responsiveness is fantastic...They are without a doubt the best Cost Estimating consultants I have worked with...in almost 25 years of architecture.
Venue understands the complicated design issues, special systems and equipment required for a successful performing arts hall and this truly makes the difference between cost estimating and cost management. I have rarely worked with a consulting company that proved themselves as committed, knowledgeable and responsive.
Venue is extremely methodical and detailed in their approach to estimating construction costs throughout all phases of design and they utilize time-proven strategies and analyses in accurately pinpointing local market present and future costs of materials and labor...And, they are accurate.
We are doing a little dance here at Writers! It is thanks to your hard work that the bids came in so close to our budget. Thank you to all of you. We are where we are because of you.
Venue’s expertise, perspective, and understanding of this Theatre building type has been invaluable to our team and to the success of our project, especially since most of us at Writers Theatre have never been through a building project before.