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Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

$10.5 million
Design-assist GMP


  • New central chilled-water and steam plant
  • Chilled water, steam and heating water piping
  • Central air-handling systems
  • Clean steam generation and stainless piping
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet metal
  • Temperature controls


Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

U.S. Engineering constructed a new central plant and museum addition for this prestigious project. High-quality systems with precise environmental controls were required for this building, which is home to numerous, priceless pieces of artwork.

Building systems included:

  • New central chilled water and steam plant
  • Central air-handling systems for precise temperature humidity control
  • Clean steam generators with stainless piping to multiple zones of humidification
  • High-quality piping and plumbing systems throughout
  • Commercial kitchen plumbing and HVAC components

Extensive preconstruction and early project management were required to help the project team track the budget and offer analysis of constructability throughout the design process.