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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.