Saint Louis Science Center St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Award-winning construction of a new exhibit hall
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.
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.
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.
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.