On this renovation, Bush Construction upgraded classrooms as well as rehearsal and performance spaces. A common area corridor was also upgraded for the music and performing arts department at Augustana College. The project had two phases. One was a fast-paced renovation over the summer (offices and one classroom). The second phase was completed at year-end and included a small performance room and adjacent kitchenette with restrooms, rehearsal rooms, and a classroom.
This building was not designed or constructed well in the past. After completing the demolition, we worked with the architect and owner to achieve the desired design with the existing conditions. There were several instances after the demo that required us to move to another location so asbestos materials could be removed.