CVMNEXT Construction was pleased to attend a recent ceremony at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, as two projects for which we served as Owner’s Representative reached significant milestones.
The event began with a ribbon-cutting for the newly-restored historic homestead building and barn. Designed by SMP Architects, the homestead now features exhibit space and an improved retail area, while the barn offers space for large events.
Following the ribbon-cutting, a groundbreaking was held to celebrate the construction of the John James Audubon Center for Art and Conservation. Designed by Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, this new, 18,000 SF museum and visitor center is expected to be completed in 2018.
CVMNEXT’s involvement in these projects as Owner-Partner Representative grew from our original management of the master-planning process that identified the need for the improvement and expansion of the existing facilities at Mill Grove. Through the design and construction of these projects, CVMNEXT has established and managed project budgets and guided the selection of and managed the design and construction teams. As the design of the JJA Center for Art and Conservation Education evolved, we provided cost-estimating services and oversight of multi-prime contractor bidding. We continue to serve as Owner’s Representative as construction begins.
The first home in America of John James Audubon, Mill Grove is a National Historic Landmark and serves as the base of operations for the Pennsylvania Audubon Society. Operated jointly by Audubon and Montgomery County, the site hosts 20,000 annual visitors.