This unique addition to the Museum included a stone and brick exterior and external free-standing wall and copper lattice work on the outside to create a contemporary look. The main entry opens into a beautiful atrium with extensive planting and a copper roof. Walls are two-feet thick to provide adequate humidity controls for the delicate artwork. More recently, we constructed an all glass south vestibule. We installed new doors and an EIFS system with new envelope waterproofing at both entrances. This project also included removing the old ramp and retaining wall and replacing them with a grand stone step staircase at the south entrance. We created seat walls with raised landscaping beds, pored new sidewalks and placed new pavers, too.
Architect – Shive-Hattery/OPN Architects
Gross Square Feet – N/A
Start Date – 1987/August 2013
Completion Date – 1987/November 2013
Client – Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Contact – Sean Ulmer
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