Farnsworth Art Museum Renovation

Rockland, ME

“I can’t believe that all of this work has been done in only one week!”
- Dorothy Havey, Controller - Farnsworth Art Museum

Scope of Work

Cianbro renovated components of the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Project Details

  • Installed a new 50 ft by 50 ft ceiling—from studding to paint—in the entryway and upper gallery
  • Installed HVAC, electrical, and fire protection systems
  • Worked around the clock and on weekends to finish this project in time for a scheduled art exhibition
  • Restored a section of the building foundation without any detrimental building movement
  • Performed renovations without damaging the existing historical building structure

Lean, Innovative, and Unique Project Solutions

The Cianbro team successfully completed this fast-track project in six days and approximately 10,000 work hours—just in time for the museum’s grand “season” opening on Memorial Day Weekend. This was essentially a six-day, 200-person, unscheduled project that was planned and put into motion in only one day—with no contract, prints, or plans.