of the Earth

Ithaca, New York

  • Price: $4 Million
  • Type: Academic
  • Purpose: Educational
  • Status: Sustainable Design

Property Description

The “Museum of the Earth” is a museum for Paleontological Research. The Paleontological Research Institution is in the Finger Lakes Region and is an interactive research gallery infact it is one of the largest paleontological collections in the nation. The museum began the initial planning with state financial support in 1999 and was a ten-year long labor of love in planning, design and construction.

American Institute of Architects’ regional awards for “Excellence in Design” and “Honor Award for Architecture” in 2004

This Museum is part of Ithaca’s Trail and within the hillside on Ithaca’s West Hill. The Museum is organized into two parallel and interconnected buildings – a public education wing and a new exhibition hall with sustainable features: a water-management strategy that recycles ground water, parking areas diverting groundwater runoff to bioswales with gravel filters and reintroduced prehistoric grasses such as equisetum, geo-exchange thermal insulation system for the below-grade exhibition hall and an immense amount of natural lighting from walls of windows.

Property Details

  • Price: $4 Million
  • Type: Academic
  • Purpose: Educational
  • Status: Sustainable Design
  • Property Size: 19,000 sq ft
  • Property Lot Size: NA
  • Bedroom: NA
  • Floors: NA
  • Owner: Paleontological Research Institution
  • Completion Date: March 2003
  • Architect: Weiss / Manfredi Architects
  • Construction Services: General Construction
  • Project Scope: New Construction

Museum of the Earth

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Founded in 1872 and currently managed by the fifth and sixth generation, Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc. is presently the largest, continuously operating, family-owned General Construction and Construction Management company in Central New York.

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