OL Ltd lead firm for design of the new Museum entrance terrace and universal access solutions for this well visited Museum housing Norman Rockwell’s paintings and original Studio on their 25-acre campus.
Other firms involved included Kelly, Granger, Parsons Inc, Surveyors; SK Design Inc (drainage, structural); Climate Systems (ice-snow melt system and plumbing).
Services completed included recommendations for repairing or replacing the original bluestone terrace that was in poor condition. The approved design enlarged the existing bluestone terrace by 25% and provides universal access routes that blend seamlessly into the visitor experience.
Other services included presentations, grading, drainage, estimates, bidding, etc.
Detailed design of the custom stone paving pattern on AutoCAD shop drawings with Williams Stone.
The new terrace has a new poured concrete subbase with epoxy coated reinforcing rods. An ice and snow heat melt system is built into the top layer of the concrete pour.
This was a fast-moving project with design starting in November 2015. Approved design in January 2016. Working drawings and final estimates and bidding over the winter. Construction started in late March and the work was completed by late June 2016 for the Museum’s annual fund raising gala.