Grand Canyon Visitor Center
National Park Service
Loven Contracting remodeled the Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center and constructed a new 3,100SF, 248-seat theater addition. Scope of work included new exhibits, the installation of a terrazzo “river,” and multiple educational features. The Visitor Center’s new design elements and educational features are now favorite attractions at the highly visited site.
At the time of construction, over four million people a year visited Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park. The vast majority of these tourists included the Visitor Center in their itineraries. The Loven Contracting team worked closely with the National Park Service to schedule construction work and implement safety plans to preserve the quality of experience for visitors, staff, and wildlife. This included daily safety inspections, screened fencing, and scheduling construction relative to bus tours to minimize activities during high visitor periods. Construction was completed on an accelerated winter schedule, and to mitigate the challenges of winter construction, a full scaffolding system was erected for the masonry construction of the building and left in place to provide a temporary weather enclosure.