Delta County Museum | Escanaba, Michigan

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  • Owner: Delta County Historical Society Foundation
  • Architect/Engineer: Blomquist Architects
  • Project Cost: $1.0 million
  • Project Duration: 7 months
  • Completed: April 2013

This project consisted of renovating the existing 3,110 sqft museum and a 4,900 sqft addition built to house the museum archives, entryway, bathrooms, exhibit prep area, and exhibit display areas.  Gundlach Champion was selected as the Design Builder for this $1M project. The project was funded by a donation from Dr. John Beaumier.

The building sits on the shores of Lake Michigan and was built using insulated concrete forms to help seal and protect the building from the harsh winds that are experienced during the winter months.  New electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems were installed throughout the museum and were designed to reduce operating costs. Today the museum pays less in electrical and heating costs then it did before the project started and the square foot area of the building has more than doubled.