Project

Discovery Place
Science Museum

Project Location

Charlotte, NC

Industries

Cultural & Community, Museums

Services

General Contracting, Preconstruction, Virtual Construction

Square Footage

145,000

Schedule Duration

16 months

Discovery Place Science Museum

Scope

  • Comprehensive renovation of Charlotte’s Science Museum, built in 1986, with IMAX® Dome Theater, built in 1991

  • Included updating all exhibit space finishes and mechanical systems, while keeping the Living Rain Forest Exhibit intact

  • Added connecting mezzanines and created a centralized entry and grand entry marquee

Highlights

  • 20,000-gallon aquarium

  • New 3-D science theater

  • Flexible exhibition space for large traveling exhibits

Challenges

  • Accelerated schedule with two shifts and phasing the project to limit the amount of disruption to the museum so it could remain open on a limited basis throughout construction

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