Amherst College – Earth Sciences and Museum of Natural History
Construction of a new brick, stone, and terracotta building to serve as a Museum and classroom space for Amherst College’s Geology Department.
- Curtainwall system included custom terracotta baguettes.
- Terracotta baguettes manufactured in Germany with custom coloring and dye process.
- Complex Lutron dimming systems and Mecho shades in display areas.
- 17 major dry laboratories with infrastructure to safely vent air fumes and dispose of chemical waste.
- Separate air supply and exhaust system for each hood.
- Interior showcases the skeleton displays of mammoth, mastodon, and Irish elk specimens.
- Four 10×30-ft fire doors installed in concealed locations.
- Nearly 10,000 dinosaur footprints, some on sandstone slabs measuring 9-ft high and weighing nearly 1,000 lbs, were disassembled, shipped to Canada for refurbishing, and reassembled on site.
- Relocation of a main campus access road.
- New vaults for steam and electrical and relocation around the building site.
Tags: Academic, Campus Infrastructure, CM, Museum, Preconstruction, Science/Laboratory