The two-phase, $23.6 million renovation, completed in 2013, was the first since the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum Library opened in 1941. The complete gut renovation raised typical construction standards to the next level, requiring an exceptional level of precision to safeguard precious pieces of American history. The project included renovation of the main and upper library levels, as well as lower levels of the library where a majority of the archival material and exhibits were housed. In addition to heavy site work and restoration of the historic exterior, KCCM added a new glass entryway and vestibule and increased exhibition space to allow for the installation of a new permanent exhibit. Along with architects for the project, EYP Architecture & Engineering, and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, KCCM coordinated the renovation to accommodate approximately 300,000 visitors throughout the duration of the project.
An independent jury of design and construction industry leaders judged 59 ENR New York’s Best Projects entries for top recognition in 19 categories.
About Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management
Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management is a full-service construction manager and general contractor serving academic, healthcare, institutional and corporate clients throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital District. Recognized for providing clients with the highest level of craftsmanship and customer service, Kirchhoff-Consigli has received numerous industry and community awards for its projects, including the Associated General Contractors Build New York Award for the Hancock Center at Marist College and the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Regional Leadership Award. www.kccmny.com.