The John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts building is an award winning three story, 64,000 square foot structural steel frame building with oversized brick, pre-cast concrete veneer and window wall system. The building design consisted of three projected clerestories tangent with the radiused section of the building. The Clerestories were designed to allow natural light to be introduced into the Art Galleries below.
The project’s site was challenging. There was approximately 30,000 cubic yards of earth to be moved, along with a stream crossing with wetlands mitigation which were required for installation of a new road connecting the two sides of campus, as well as a 450 space parking lot.
Major challenges included close coordination of some of the major systems installed into the new building such as the teleconferencing/data system, photo labs, sound modules and meeting auditorium.
State of the art instruction computer labs as well as classrooms with Audio Visual components were constructed. Beautiful terrazzo floors and ornamental iron accent the interiors, while the exterior feature many unique angled walls and an outdoor amphitheater.
“CAM’s staff minimized the potential for problems, and helped keep this project on track, on budget, and a success.” Fred Schram, Dean for Administrative Services