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Crystal Bridges Receives Prestigious National Award

March 8th, 2013 - By

Nabholz is proud to announce that Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a Linbeck Nabholz Joint Venture, has received another prestigious national award: The 2013 Alliant Build America Award for Construction Management New, awarded by the Associated General Contractors of America. Crystal Bridges was among only 17 projects to receive one of the coveted awards at a ceremony held on March 7th at AGC’s Annual Convention in Palm Springs, California.

The Alliant Build America Awards, considered by many to be the “Oscars” of the construction industry, have recognized excellence in construction for 30 years. This high honor is awarded to projects selected by a panel of expert judges, all contractors themselves, who look for superior achievements in advancement, project management, innovation, contribution to the community, client service, rising to meet challenges, and sensitive treatment of the environment and surroundings.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, Arkansas was founded by Alice Walton and has received significant funding from the Walton Family Foundation. The museum, designed by world-renowned Safdie Architects, includes 60,000 square feet of gallery space, classrooms, a lecture hall, library, Great Hall and more spread among eight separate connected buildings and outdoor areas surrounding two creek-fed reflecting pools. The project has a number of unique features that required expert planning, management and coordination by all members of the project team, which included Nabholz and Linbeck in a Joint Venture, Safdie Architects, and structural engineering firm Buro Happold.

Don Greenland, Nabholz Chief Operating Officer stated, “We’re grateful to AGC for this honor, and to our partners at Linbeck for teaming with us to build a world-class facility.”

For more photos of the facility, click here.

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