TriVersity Named General Contractor for Memorial Hall Renovation

Posted on October 14, 2015 by jrudemiller

Construction Expected to Begin Fall 2015 for a Fall 2016 Opening

CINCINNATI (October 14, 2015) –Trustees of the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society and 3CDC announced today TriVersity Construction as the general contractor for the renovation and modernization of the 1908 Beaux Arts building designed by Samuel Hannaford & Sons. Once finished, the hall, which closed in May for renovation preparation, will be part of an envisioned “Arts District” adjacent to Music Hall and Washington Park.

“We are pleased to announce TriVersity as the general contractor for Memorial Hall,” Steve Leeper, President and CEO of 3CDC, said. “Based on the success of our partnership on the new City Gospel Mission campus we felt TriVersity was a great fit on this project, and we look forward to teaming up again.”

Renovations to the hall will include enhancements to the patron experience, such as new, larger restroom facilities, a new HVAC system to allow the building to be cooled during summer months, and new furniture, including more comfortable seats. Renovations will improve operational aspects of the facility as well, including the addition of a contemporary catering kitchen and backstage crossover space for performers.

Based on the changes and scale of the project, TriVersity emerged as a perfect fit, given its track record of working for clients with complex needs, intense regulatory environments and high standards for quality and safety.

Headquartered in Norwood, TriVersity provides construction management, general contracting and design build services and is one of the 10 largest commercial construction companies in the region.  In addition to City Gospel Mission, TriVersity has completed recent projects for clients Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Procter & Gamble and Toyota.

“TriVersity is committed to realizing the community’s vision for Memorial Hall as a modern performing arts space that also retains its historic character,” said Mel Gravely, CEO of TriVersity. “Through the construction process, we will also provide opportunities that uphold our values of diversity and inclusion.”

John Senhauser Architects and Westlake Reed Leskosky will lead the architecture, engineering, theatrical consulting, and historic consulting on the renovations.

Funding for the roughly $11 million project will come from a combination of state and county grants, state and federal historic tax credits, federal New Markets Tax Credits and private donations. Construction costs represent approximately $8 million of the total project.

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