Knowing the historical importance of the site, the Capital Development Board of Illinois commissioned the construction of the Cahokia Museum and Interpretive Center. After the design had been completed, they selected us as the general contractor to build the museum, a project that provided a unique construction challenge.
The design was unusually complex with 1,500 feet of lineal footing and a minimal number of right angles. The museum contains a large glass display wall that serves as one of the distinctive features of the museum. The theatre provides visitors with a wide-screen view of informational films that describe ancient life. The facility’s construction also included a multipurpose area, retail space and administrative offices.
When the project was completed, it was recognized nationally and was awarded numerous honors, including the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Brick Manufacturer Association, the Merit Award from the Metal Construction Association, the Thomas H. Madigan Award, and the St. Louis Construction News & Review’s Readers Choice Award.