Saint Louis Science Center St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Award-winning construction of a new exhibit hall

Saint Louis Science Center award-winning construction

Maintaining status as a top 5 science center

After constructing the original Science Center in the 1990s, Alberici returned to build their new 36,000-square-foot exhibit hall.  To accommodate this new addition, Alberici also upgraded the entire mechanical system including new boilers, cooling towers and air handlers.

Boeing Hall - Star Trek the Exhibition - award-winning construction

An ultra-modern exhibit hall

Boeing Hall incorporates defining elements of an ultra-modern exhibit hall: clear floor areas and ceiling heights capable of supporting display loads with flexible access to utilities, energy-efficient temperature and humidity controls for the protection of fragile objects, ease of load-out of traveling exhibits, and uncomplicated visitor access while remaining respectful of the existing building façade.

Boeing Hall Green Roof award-winning construction

Rigorous preconstruction efforts to satisfactorily fulfill customer requirements

Alberici’s preconstruction team worked closely with the owner and design team as the program evolved. As project scope changed to better meet the Science Center’s needs, Alberici performed significant value analysis to achieve these scope changes within the initial budget. Because of these efforts, the project ultimately completed on budget with zero change orders.

award-winning construction : exterior of boeing hall

Meticulous planning to ensure visitor safety

The facility was constructed just eight feet from a pedestrian walkway leading to the museum’s main entrance. To ensure safety of the 900,000 visitors who passed the site during construction, Alberici constructed a covered walkway leading to the entrance and made sure that key activities such as steel erection occurred before the Science Center opened at 9am each day.