Grand rapids art museum
The Grand Rapids Art Museum was a concrete intensive project, which allowed us to really showcase our abilities. The architecture and concrete form work was very unique which required a total of 177 separate concrete pours. Since patches were not allowed, each pour had zero tolerance for rework. The GRAM was awarded the Gold level certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Astonishingly this was the first newly built, LEED-certified art museum of its kind. The 12-inch thick, cast-in-place concrete walls not only give the GRAM its modern look, but also serve to keep the building efficient which is an essential aspect of the LEED certification. The museums 20,000 yards of concrete contained 3% recycled content and 100% regional materials. This 135,000 square foot museum is truly a work of art!