Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded the Art Building Replacement Facility project, with a contract valued at approximately $51 million, for the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa.
The new five-story, approximately 128,000-square-foot structure, will be concrete frame construction supported on drilled pier foundations. The building envelope will be clad with zinc and stainless steel plate panels, channel glass wall systems, operable windows, and a green roof. The interior will boast a wide range of finishes including, but not limited to: exposed Class “A” concrete walls and ceilings, polished concrete, tile, cork, carpet, various acoustical finishes, wood paneling, and decorative and formed metals.
The facility, expected to be completed in mid-2016, designed by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with BNIM Architects, will replace the 1936 Art Building Facility, which was heavily damaged during a flood of the U of I campus in June 2008. It will provide studio space for ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, painting and drawing, and 3D multimedia. It will also include space for graduate and undergraduate student studios, faculty and staff offices, and gallery exhibit space.
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Miron Construction Co., Inc., recently named 2012 Contractor of the Year by ENR Midwest, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently ranked among the top 15 construction companies serving the Midwest, and listed 118th among all general contractors in the United States by Engineering News-Record (based on revenue figures for 2011 and 2012 respectively). Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial and general construction services and has an office located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Miron is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with additional regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. For more information, please visit miron-construction.com.