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Miron Construction to build new art building for University of Iowa

Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded the Art Building Replacement Facility project, a project valued at about $51 million, for the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded the Art Building Replacement Facility project, a project valued at about $51 million, for the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa.

The new five-story, about 128,000-square-foot structure will be concrete frame construction supported on drilled pier foundations. The building envelope will be clad with zinc and stainless steel plate panels, channel glass wall systems, operable windows and a green roof.

The facility, expected to be completed in the middle of 2016 and designed by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with BNIM Architects, will replace the 1936 Art Building Facility, which was heavily damaged during a flood of the University of Iowa campus in June of 2008.

The new building will provide studio space for ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, painting and drawing, and 3D multimedia. It will also include space for graduate and undergraduate student studios, faculty and staff offices, and gallery exhibit space.