Structural Concrete Work Complete at Princeton’s New Art Museum

By Jim Dolente Jr., President, Madison Concrete Construction

The Grand Hall features architecturally sandblasted walls and beams. It will be used as a lecture hall and performance space.

With a globe-spanning collection of more than 97,000 works, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the world’s leading university art museums—yet the building only has space to exhibit two percent of its collection. Madison is happy to be part of the project that gives the museum a bold, new home with nearly double the square footage. Our teams have so far completed foundations and major structural concrete work on the three-level building, including the Grand Hall (see image above). We’ve sandblasted more than 60,000 square feet of exposed concrete walls and beams.

We are currently pouring slabs on metal deck for the upper levels and performing exterior site concrete work. General contractor LF Driscoll Co. is busy constructing the interiors. With still more work to do, the combined concrete and steel structure is expected to open in the spring of 2025. (Construction began October 2021.)

At Madison, we are excited to help this project progress in the heart of Princeton’s campus. Let us know how we can use our experience and expertise to help you achieve your construction goals!


Client/General Contractor:
LF Driscoll Co.
Project Owner:
Princeton University
Adjaye Associates
Cooper Robertson
Structural Engineer:
Silman, a TYLin Company

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