Frederick, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Celebration of National Associated Builders and Contractors Eagle Award for Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum Project. This Morgan-Keller project in Gettysburg, PA was presented with a National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award in the Historical Restoration / Renovation – Less Than $25 Million Category. The project was contracted by the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation as a joint venture of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Adams County Historical Society. The Architect was Murphy & Dittenhafer of York, PA.
Morgan-Keller’s work led to the transformation of the 180-year-old building into the Seminary Ridge Museum. The new museum, which opened on time for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 2013, is dedicated to the issues of slavery, the faith communities, and field hospital medicine during the period of the Civil War. Morgan-Keller blended old with new on this LEED Certified museum by installing 40 geothermal wells and 900-pound timber support beams using mortise and tendon connections - meeting the strict 10-month schedule with zero accidents.
WHO: Morgan-Keller Construction and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Staff
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
The Excellence in Construction Awards Program honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost. This year’s panel of judges included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.
Morgan-Keller Construction is one of Maryland’s largest and most respected commercial builders, with offices in Frederick and Columbia. Now in its 59th year of operation, Morgan-Keller’s resume of recently completed projects includes higher education facilities, office buildings, fire stations, retail centers, hotels, healthcare/biomedical, and several senior living facilities. For additional information, visit our website at http://www.morgankeller.com. The Seminary Ridge Museum is open to the public, with more information available at http://www.SeminaryRidgeMuseum.org.