Walker Art Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Investigation to determine the cause of the interior water leakage damage associated with the roof replacement effort over the gallery portion at this contemporary art museum. The museum consists of 260,000 square foot, eight-story building encompassing 10 art galleries along with a cinema, theater, shop, restaurant, cafe, and special events spaces and lecture rooms. RRJ conducted a field investigation and destructive sampling of the roof in several areas, and a review of the roof replacement drawings and specifications. The findings of the investigation confirmed several defects in the roof design details along construction related defects. RRJ assisted the architect and other consultants with repair recommendation options and a peer review of the roof repair and replacement construction documents.