Serving as the University’s program manager since 2006, B&D has coordinated all development activities including property acquisition, design, programming, funding, RFP management, and contract negotiations. The initiative included a downtown bookstore, a downtown administrative office area, and an on-campus inn and business center. In particular, the mixed-use development at the campus edge required relocation of its bookstore into the new retail space. Our efforts in this project included an analysis of the feasibility and practicality of moving the bookstore, evaluating the store’s concept plans, confirming the financial model and budgets, and reviewing the management company’s proposed contract for store operations. We also examined the development’s underlying legal and financial frameworks, and ensured the project’s models provided the best use of funding sources. In June of 2010 the 29,500 SF, $10 million Barnes & Noble bookstore at Bucknell University opened for business.