Jamien Morehouse Wing & Administration Area Renovation

Rockland, ME

The Cianbro team successfully completed the fast-track project in five months.

Scope of Work

Cianbro renovated a 9,200 sf abandoned retail building to create the new Jamien Morehouse Wing for the Farnsworth Art Museum. Cianbro also renovated the second floor administration area of the adjacent museum store.

Project Details

  • Jamien Morehouse Wing
    • Constructed four interconnected galleries—totaling 6,000 sf of exhibition space—with additional storage and exhibit prep spaces
    • Laid a mosaic wheel of Maine granite on the floor in the rotunda
    • Installed hard wood floors in the galleries and placed resilient tile in the storage and work areas
    • Modified structural components of the building to meet code
    • Installed electrical, fire protection, humidity control, and security systems
    • Replaced the roof and installed a skylight
    • Installed a new heating system, including a new boiler, air handling unit, and ductwork
    • Installed a wheelchair lift and fit new windows and awnings
    • Erected three new granite signs
    • Placed approximately 50,000 exterior brick
  • Administration Area
    • Installed a new HVAC system which required changes to the roof support system and ceiling renovations
    • Demolished and changed the configuration of the existing rooms
    • Installed new rugs and paint
    • Replaced exterior brick to match the Jamien Morehouse Wing

Lean, Innovative, and Unique Project Solutions

Cianbro successfully solved a unique heavy rigging challenge to place a one-ton rock in a display area of the new wing.