This month’s issue of AIA’s Architecture MN Magazine features St. Paul’s Ordway Center Expansion. Over 30 years ago, when the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts was built in Downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park, budget constraints led to the building’s lacking of the acoustics required for great music production. After its recent expansion, the space now features a new 1,100-seat concert hall, new lobbies, new production space, and acoustical qualities of some of the most renowned musical halls in the world. While modern, the additions blend seamlessly with the original design on the interior and exterior. The new $35 million space has no shortcomings, creating a physically and acoustically intimate experience for musicians and their audiences.
Working with HGA Architects and the project team team on the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts expansion, MG McGrath fabricated and installed the building’s custom natural copper wall paneling.
About MG McGrath
MG McGrath is an award-winning leader in the architectural surfaces industry, featuring the latest equipment, tools, technology, and a 100,000 square foot custom manufacturing facility to provide unprecedented creative solutions in architectural sheet metal fabrication and installation on commercial and industrial projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: Metal Roofing, Plate and Composite Panel Systems from various metal types including Aluminum, Titanium, Zinc, Acrylic, Stainless Steel and Copper Work, HPL Rain Screen Panel Systems, Terra Cotta as well as numerous other Custom Architectural Panel Systems.