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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Honoring a Legacy of Love
Grand Rapids, MI
100,000 sf + extensive site work
our role
Construction Manager

Completed in 2022, this $115 million capital expansion project included several new buildings, totaling over 100,000 sf, and extensive renovations and reconfigurations to the 158-acre campus. O‑A‑K has overseen all work at the Frederik Meijer Gardens since their inception in 1995. This capital expansion began in September 2017.

The program featured:

  • A new 69,000 sf, LEED-certified Welcome Center, featuring a granite-clad plaza to bridge the space between the main entrance and outdoor amphitheater.
  • A new 20,000 sf, LEED-certified Covenant Learning Center, connected to the current facility, featuring six classrooms and an interactive education area (recipient of 2019 ABC Excellence in Construction award)
  • A new Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden on the roof of the Covenant Learning Center
  • A new Peter C. and Emajean (Pat) Cook Transportation Center to transport people within the 158-acre park
  • Expanded and upgraded Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, to increase seating capacity
  • A reimagined and expanded BISSELL Inc. Scenic Corridor
  • A new Meijer-Shedleski Picnic Pavilion
  • Expanded and accessible parking and urban gardens
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O‑A‑K has been our construction manager partner on all our facilities. It is a partnership we highly value. The O‑A‑K people are professionals that are hard-working, smart, personable and of the highest quality and integrity. All our facilities are unique structures requiring creative solutions managing a host of sub-contractors. We have a great tradition of working with O‑A‑K to complete our projects on-time and on-budget.

Mr. David S. Hooker
President & CEO, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park