Science Museum of Minnesota Enlists Pie for Building Preservation Project
Pie Consulting & Engineering, a leading provider of building and forensic science services, has been selected to evaluate the Science Museum of Minnesota’s exterior façade and serve as the designer of record as part of the building’s preservation project.
Using state of the art technology, including infrared thermography, thermal modeling, pressurization diagnostics and application of building science principles, Pie’s evaluation determined the appropriate scope of rehabilitation. Pie is also serving as the designer of record for the façade work, which will provide the museum with a fresh and dynamic appearance while maintaining the integrity of the original design intent. The façade rehabilitation includes the landmark Omnitheater enclosure for Phase I of the project.
“We are honored to be a part of the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) building preservation project team,” said Brian Erickson, Pie’s Vice President – Midwest. “SMM represents the promise of technology with a rich environment for learning and discovery. The updated façade will provide future visitors, including my own children who love the Omnitheater and exhibits, a new and exciting experience that is sure to be enjoyed by multiple generations.”
Located in downtown Saint Paul on Kellogg Boulevard and overlooking the Mississippi River, SMM attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from the Midwest and beyond.
About Pie Consulting & Engineering
Pie Consulting & Engineering is a leading global provider of building and forensic science experts who provide a comprehensive and diverse range of engineering, rehabilitative design, consulting, enclosure commissioning (BECx), construction management, and field performance testing services. Founded in 1999, we service our development, design, construction, insurance/claims, and legal professional clients globally from our headquarters in Colorado and multiple regional offices strategically positioned throughout the nation. To learn more, visit www.pieglobal.com.