Rose Art Museum Renovation
Design services were provided by the architectural firm Bruner/Cott, with Engineered Solutions providing mechanical and electrical engineering and Erland Construction providing pre-construction services and construction management. The scope of renovation work included:
- complete renewal of the HVAC system in the original 1961 building;
- replacement of the glass façade and doors at the main entrance and creation of a vestibule;
- replacement of gallery lighting with high-efficiency LED fixtures;
- removal of the reflecting pool on the lower level;
- creation of exhibition area and new seating area on the lower level;
- relocation and renewal of reception desk;
- creation of a coat room;
- replacement of the upper-level railings;
- replacement of selected finishes, including the lower-level flooring, and fixture upgrades in the bathrooms.
- The project schedule:
- Early February 2011 — Design documents completed
- February–March — Subcontractor bidding
- Early April — The 1961 building closed for renovation work; interior demolition began; n.b.: the Rose Art Museum kept the Lois Foster Wing open through May 22 (when the whole museum closed for the summer as a normal part of its annual cycle even with no renovation underway). The Lois Foster Wing is isolated from areas under renovation, and its lower entrance/exit served as the primary one—with appropriate signage directing people to that entrance—during construction.
- End of August — Complete renovation work
- Early September 2011 — Commissioning and project closeout
- The Rose Art renovation met a LEED gold equivalent standard.