General Motors Global Headquarters Renaissance Center


This $500 million project includes office tower renovations; elevator modernization; retail and lobby renovations; mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) and fire/life safety upgrades; perimeter road reconstruction; new project construction that included a 14,000-ton chilled-water plant; a food court; a five-story glass atrium; three parking garages; a suspended glass walkway; a three-story glass entry pavilion; a People Mover station with track modifications; a General Motors (GM) product exhibit area; and a utilities infrastructure for adjacent development parcels.

PMA assisted the GM Worldwide Facilities Group (WFG) with planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating project management and delivery processes. PMA served as owner’s representative, reviewing RFQs, RFPs, schedules, estimates, and status reports. PMA also reviewed applications for payment; verified construction completeness through field observations; communicated GM criteria, requirements, and directions to consultants and to the development manager; and reported project status to the WFG.

PMA also led GM projects associated with MEP; the central plant (heating and cooling); parking structures; and other project tasks. PMA managed contractor bid/award, contract development and implementation, conceptual estimating, schedule reviews, scope change management, value engineering, change order analysis, claims negotiations, and cost reviews for the owner-controlled insurance program. PMA also assisted the WFG with developing and implementing a GM global project process delivery and management guide to develop a prequalification process for A/E, consulting, and contracting firms.