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The project consisted of the final design, bidding and construction of the New Children’s Museum. The new museum is a dramatic, three-level, 50,000 square foot building with a series of transparent, flexible spaces which visibly expose the building’s construction and design. The building includes a 17-foot concrete entrance bridge, angled saw tooth roof structure, tilt-up concrete panels, and a glass-enclosed elevator shaft that functions as a heating and cooling tower. The new structure utilizes innovative, environmentally sustainable architecture and infra-structural practices, including recycled building materials, a passive air handling system, photovoltaic panels, water-saving devices, natural day-lighting and convection cooling. The New Children’s Museum is one of the first green museums in California and has received numerous architectural awards.

Added Value

Hughes Marino Program, Project & Construction Management got this project back on track and on budget after it had sat on the drawing board waiting for funding for over two years. We were able to complete the two-year long project on schedule and were able to return over 3%, or $450,000, to the Museum for changes and additions requested by the Architect and Museum staff.

Service Provided

Hughes Marino provided project management services including final plan review, bidding and establishment of the GMAX, claims negotiation with the original general contractor and management of the final construction from grading and reconfiguration work to the existing structure through final occupancy.

Project Details

Square Feet - 45,000 SF

Contract Amount - $15.5 Million

General Contractor - Erickson Hall General Contractors

Architect - Rob Quigley Architects

Project Categories

Industry - Nonprofit

Project Type - Ground-Up Construction

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