Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alarm-Systems-Design/Build

Story

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is the first newly built, Gold LEED certified art museum in the world. Its modest 135,000 square feet includes gallery and exhibition space, a family learning center, gift shop, auditorium and café. Perhaps its most unique features, however, are the sustainable design specifications. Lead gift donor Peter M. Wege insisted upon the $60 million building’s LEED certification status to ensure that the design would both celebrate and respect the environment. 

Sustainable design elements can be found in everything from the strategy to carefully bring natural light and fresh air inside the facility to the building’s small footprint connects the building to a protected green space in the heart of urban Grand Rapids. An extensive water reclamation process vastly reduces consumption from the City’s resources. In all, the construction project recycled 32,840.3 tons of waste, which is an astounding 88.31 percent of the total.

Facts

  • Title: Grand rapids art museum
  • Location: Grand rapids, michigan
  • Postal code: 49503
  • Phase: Complete
  • Green: Leed gold


Project Identification Number:

PP-CST-7D88-C8E8-DB6A-8BE0-14


Status: Completed


Tags

  • municipal
  • green
  • recreation-entertainment


Project Credits:

Rockford Construction

General-Contractor

Design Plus

Architectural

Kerkstra

Precast-Concrete

WPF Engineering

Electrical-Engineering

ABD Engineering & Design

Acoustical-Design

Steel Supply & Engineering

Structural-Steel-Fabrication

NES Rentals

Supplier

Veenstra Reproductions

Print-Reproductions

THE KING CO., INC.

earth-retention

SecurAlarm Systems, inc.

Alarm-Systems-Design/Build

Jarob, Inc.

other

Buist Electric

Electrical-Contractor

Pioneer Construction

steel-erection


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