PROJECT : Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts
LOCATION: Stanford, CA
CONSTRUCTION VALUE: $37 Million
OWNER: Stanford University
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Rudolph & Sletten
ARCHITECH: Ennead Arcchitects, Polshek & Partners
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts project was a new complex that included the seismic retrofit of the Museum of Art and the Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford University. The existing two-story (and basement) historic museum was closed due to damage sustained during the Loma Prieta Earthquake. The 100 year old concrete structure was being reinforced with considerable application of shotcrete and 10,000 dowels as well as structural frames and concrete. The addition of 42,000 square feet added to the was designed of structural steel and adds about 25,000 square feet of exhibit space to the facility and included the construction of a new two-story addition behind the existing 78,000 square foot facility.
Signet provided special inspection and materials testing services include reinforcing steel, concrete placement, shotcrete, masonry, epoxy dowels, and structural steel.