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Georgia Museum of Art contractor receives award for museum expansion project

Athens, Ga – Georgia Museum of Art contractor Holder Construction Company recently received a 2011 Build Georgia Award for its work on the museum’s $20 million expansion project.

Build Georgia, a branch of the Association of General Contractors, honors the achievements of Georgia’s construction firms for their performance on some of the state’s most notable projects. Each year, a panel of industry professionals selects construction projects to receive the Build Georgia Award.

The key judging criteria for the 2011 Build Georgia Award included: exceptional project safety performance, meeting the challenge of a difficult job, innovation in construction techniques and materials, excellence in project management and scheduling, and excellence in client service.

Holder Construction Company also was awarded first place in the best sustainable building practices division.

The expansion of GMOA includes 16,000 square feet in new galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, an expanded lobby, additional storage space and study centers.

GMOA reopened in January with nine days of festivities. The celebration included multiple ribbon-cutting ceremonies, a black-tie gala, UGA Student Night, Family Day and more.

“The success of our expansion and renovation project is in large part due to the commitment and dedication of the team members,” said Annelies Mondi, deputy director of GMOA. “Holder was key in making sure our project was on schedule, in budget and met the museum’s goals and expectations.”

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see or call 706/542-4662.