PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by the Walton Family Foundation as a nonprofit charitable organization for all to enjoy. Philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton chairs the Museum’s board of directors.   Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall. Guest amenities include a restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds, a Museum Store designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, and a library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum's 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. 


FSGC's role in the project was extensive, including 1,250 Micropiles, 1,400 Soil Nails, 30,000 SF of Soil Nail Wall, 125 Rock Anchors and 2,350 cu/yd Cellular Concrete

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Project Details

OWNER: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / The Walton Family Foundation


GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Linbeck-Nabholz


ARCHITECTURAL FIRM: Moshe Safdie and Associates


STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Buro Happold


GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: Terracon


MICROPILE DESIGN ENGINEER: GEI Consultants





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