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  • Carnegie Art Center Elevator Addition
    Carnegie Art Center Elevator Addition
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  • Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
    Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
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  • Northfield Public Library
    Northfield Public Library
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  • Landkamer Building
    Landkamer Building
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Carnegie Art Center Elevator Addition

The Carnegie Art Center is housed in the historic Carnegie Library built in 1902. Due to the age of the building, accessibility was an issue. The Carnegie Art Center wanted to ensure that all patrons could access the building. An elevator was added to the rear of the building as well as accessible parking spots.

By using the Construction Manager at Risk method, Brennan Companies could suggest cost saving opportunities. Some of these cost savings were then utilized to do additional work not in the original scope of work. This additional details included adding window banners for the rear windows and an additional sidewalk that goes between the front entrance and the rear elevator.

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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota2
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota2
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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota3
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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota4
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Brennan Construction worked as a CM At-Risk with the CMSM to coordinate various design aspects, schematically price, extensively value engineer, and enter into a guaranteed maximum-not-to-exceed contract amount.

This beautiful project and building repurpose finished on schedule and under budget allowing the CMSM to incorporate various design and exhibit enhancements.

The building, a 1940’s era steel truss roof/brick pier building originally housed the City’s buses.

During construction, the building and site revealed several surprises including drilled piles in lieu of a conventional concrete spread footing foundation and soil contamination requirements.

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Northfield Public Library
Northfield Public Library
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Northfield Public Library3
Downstairs kids area
Downstairs kids area
Northfield Public Library

Brennan Construction worked as General Contractor in the renewal of an existing library in Northfield, Minnesota.

The new addition and renovation are part of the renewal of the original Carnegie library building. The original building was built in 1910 with an addition built in 1984.

The project was initially slated due to mandatory safety upgrades but grew into a stunning building that features more gathering and programming space, enhanced employee workplaces and is more easily accessible.

“We really feel that this is a good project that takes us into the future,” Northfield Library Director Teresa Jensen.

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Landkamer Building

The early stages of the renovation and repurpose of the Landkamer Building required design vision, accurate pricing, attention to detail regarding safe demolition and construction processes, and an awareness of the total project scope and cost.  As tenants began leasing space in the building, subsequent renovation efforts required close communication with existing tenants to minimize disruption.

The development, construction, repurposing, and leasing efforts were successful.  This projected started the wave of commercial development in downtown Mankato.

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