Cuyahoga Community College: Innovation of the Arts Facility

Independence Excavating was awarded the contract for sitework, concrete and elevators for the new Cuyahoga Community College Center for Innovation in the Arts Building.

Located on the south side of the college on Woodland Avenue, the 75,000 square foot facility will house space for Tri-C’s theater, dance, performance and recording arts programs. The building, designed by Robert P. Madison International, features television studios, music studios, music practice rooms and art gallery, general classrooms and office space. Additionally, The Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will occupy portions of the facility for a library and archiving.

Our bid package included the structural concrete foundations, basement walls up to eighteen feet high, basement slab on grade, a one foot thick structural concrete slab for the first floor, slab on metal deck for the 2nd and 3rd floors, roof and penthouse as well as retaining walls for the lower level loading dock. The sitework portion of our contract included site demolition, mass excavation and backfill and site utilities. Lastly, elevators, dock levelers and loading dock lifts are included in our scope of work.


Cleveland, Ohio


Sitework package for new 75,000 SF Innovation of the Arts Building in Cleveland, Ohio.

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