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Cleveland Museum of Natural History maps out a $125 million expansion
Architects, design and engineering team has been assembled

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M.L. Schultze
Rendering of the $125 million expansion, which is to begin in 2016.
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The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is planning a $125 million expansion and renovation, and has named its design and engineering team. More than a third of the funds have been raised, and the museum plans to break ground in 2016.

The museum says the renovations will integrate labs, research and 5 million artifacts and specimens throughout the public galleries.  

Architects include Fentress of Denver and URS of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was incorporated in 1920 and includes the GreenCityBlueLake Institute for green designs and sustainable cities.  


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Here's the team for the project:

Design Architect:  Fentress Architects, Denver
Signature projects include the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Design Engineer:  Buro Happold, New York

Signature projects as the Museum of Liverpool, the largest newly created museum in the United Kingdom in more than 100 years.

Exhibit Designers:  Reich & Petch, Toronto, and Thinc Design, New York
Portfolio includes gallery and exhibit design for the Royal Ontario Museum, the Saudi Arabian National Museum and the Smithsonian. Thinc Design’s portfolio includes the exhibit and public experience design at the rainforest exhibit and aquarium in the California Academy of Science, the Freedom Center in Pretoria, South Africa and the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center.

Architect of Record:  URS, Cleveland
Recent projects include the University of Akron’s College of Arts and Sciences Building, the Columbus International Airport terminal expansion and parking garage and the Cleveland Clinic Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center.

Engineer of Record:  Osborn Engineering, Cleveland
Recent projects include Cleveland Clinic’s Westlake campus, the Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Ohio Stadium and the Lorain County Community College Barbara and Mike Bass Library/Community Resource Center.

Construction Manager/General Contractor:  Panzica/Gilbane, Cleveland

Collaborated on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s renovation and expansion.

Owner’s Representative:  Project Management Consultants, Cleveland
Worked inthe new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University’s student center and the Medical Mart/Global Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland.

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