Contemporary Arts Center

Project Overview

For this internationally acclaimed project, Heapy was responsible for the design of the Mechanical-Electrical systems. The new 80,000 SF building, located in downtown Cincinnati includes four floors with several mezzanines and an atrium, to provide exhibit galleries, performance space, workshops, offices, and public spaces.

The architectural design is the first in North America for the Signature Architectural design firm of Zaha Hadid, London, England.

This project had a Mechanical-Electrical cost of $3,760,000 and a total construction cost of $13,760,000.

The New York Times called the Contemporary Arts Center “the most important American building to be completed since the end of cold war.” – June 2003



80,000 SF


Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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