Another LEED Platinum project!
GMB, in partnership with Quinn Evans Architects, is proud to announce that the Oliver Art Center (formerly known as the Crystal Lake Art Center) was recently awarded LEED Platinum status, the highest level offered by the USGBC! Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Oliver Art Center is the 12th building in Michigan to achieve LEED Platinum, and the first in northern Michigan. Phase 1 of the project took 10,000 SF of a historic 1930’s former U.S. Coast Guard Station and completely renovated it for use as a community arts center. The space, which previously consisted of living quarters and boat service areas, is now home to two large galleries, multiple classrooms, administrative offices and kitchen on three levels. GMB provided all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, site and structural engineering, as well as mechanical and electrical LEED documentation. Architectural design was provided by Quinn Evans of Ann Arbor, a firm known for historical renovation projects. The engineering design includes a vertical bore closed loop ground source heat pump system consisting of 12 bores for building heating and cooling. Work on an additional 2,100 SF in Phase 2 of the project, which includes a ceramic studio, continues as donor funds become available.